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See self-assembly and 4D printing in action

People excel and learn, not because they are told to, but because they want to…!
Great Self-assembly in action.

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A part on the outside of a spaceship that morphs, rather than requiring an astronaut to perform a risky maneuver. Plumbing pipes able to bend and flex based on the needs of the water flowing through them. Furniture that assembles itself, no screwdriver required. Buildings with the ability to repair themselves when something goes awry.

[ted_talkteaser id=1707]These are just some potential applications of research being done at TED Fellow Skylar Tibbits’ Self Assembly Lab at MIT. In this lab, designers, scientists and engineers come together to work on new ways to make disordered parts become ordered — on their own, since the programming is part of the object itself.

In today’s talk, give at TED University at TED2013, Tibbits introduces us to one of his most fascinating nascent ideas — what he calls “4D printing.” A collaboration between the Self-Assembly Lab and 3D printing giant Stratasys, 4D printing allows…

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World Today ! With Things Fall Apart.

Lagos Island and part of Lagos Harbour, taken ...

Lagos Island and part of Lagos Harbour, taken from close to Victoria Island, looking north-west (NB this is not Ikoyi Bay as wrongly labelled elsewhere) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Lots of skin, pretty eyes and smiles, jumping ...

Lots of skin, pretty eyes and smiles, jumping and overall great people (Photo credit: Michael D. Dunn)

Satellite image of Africa, showing the ecologi...

Satellite image of Africa, showing the ecological break that defines the sub-Saharan area (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

English: Flag of Biafra Igbo: Okoloto nke Biafra

English: Flag of Biafra Igbo: Okoloto nke Biafra (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Map of Nigeria's linguistic groups. Achebe's h...

Map of Nigeria’s linguistic groups. Achebe’s homeland, the Igbo region (sometimes called Ibo), lies in the central south. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

English: Chinua Achebe speaking at Asbury Hall...

English: Chinua Achebe speaking at Asbury Hall, Buffalo, as part of the “Babel: Season 2” series by Just Buffalo Literary Center, Hallwalls, & the International Institute. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

English: Toni Morrison speaking at "A Tri...

English: Toni Morrison speaking at “A Tribute to Chinua Achebe – 50 Years Anniversary of ‘Things Fall Apart'”. The Town Hall, New York City, February 26th 2008 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Things Fall ApartThings Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe

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Cover of "Things Fall Apart: A Novel"

Cover of Things Fall Apart: A Novel

THINGS FALL APART 

Queen Victoria on a Southern Nigeria Protector...

Queen Victoria on a Southern Nigeria Protectorate 1 shilling stamp of 1901. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)