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Inspired by venus flytrap, researchers develop folding ‘snap’ geometry

Inspired by natural “snapping” systems like Venus flytrap leaves and hummingbird beaks, researchers have developed a way to use curved creases to give thin, curved shells a fast, programmable snapping motion. The new technique avoids the need for complicated materials and fabrication methods when creating structures with fast dynamics.

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