Shaping Plastics with Light

April 14th, 2005 | Filed under: Future, Materials, Technology | 3 Comments »

Robert Langer and his colleagues at MIT have made the first plastic capable of changing shape according to the wavelength of light. Shine one wavelength and the plastic deforms. Shine a different wavelength and the shape returns to its original condition.

via MIT

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