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    Georgia Tech professor Glaucio Paulino and University of Illinois graduate researcher Evgueni Filipov developed an origami zippered tube folding pattern that allows them to build structures with much greater stiffness than a single sheet of paper. They collaborated with University of Tokyo professor Tomohiro Tachi (not pictured).

    Georgia Tech professor Glaucio Paulino and University of Illinois graduate researcher Evgueni Filipov developed an origami “zippered tube” folding pattern that allows them to build structures with much greater stiffness than a single sheet of paper. They collaborated with University of Tokyo professor Tomohiro Tachi (not pictured).

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  • Editor’s notes: To reach Evgueni Filipov, email filipov1@illinois.edu. To reach Glaucio Paulino, call 217-333-3233; email: glaucio.paulino@ce.gatech.edu. The paper “Origami tubes assembled into stiff, yet reconfigurable structures and metamaterials” is available online.

    Media contacts:

    University of Illinois: Liz Ahlberg, 217-244-1073, eahlberg@illinois.edu

    Georgia Institute of Technology: John Toon, john.toon@comm.gatech.edu

    University of Tokyo: Hiroaki Ishino koho-jyoho@adm.c.u-tokyo.ac.jp