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不只是藝術!摺紙啟發新科技(上) High-Tech Uses for the Ancient Art of Paper Folding

High-Tech Uses for the Ancient Art of Paper Folding
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不只是藝術!摺紙啟發新科技 High-Tech Uses for the Ancient Art of Paper Folding
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  Origami is an ancient art that is still providing joy and amusement to people today. Also called paper folding, it typically involves taking a single sheet of paper and making a series of folds to create various shapes. Common themes for origami creations include animals, insects, flowers, hats, and boxes. Origami’s influence, however, extends further than the art world and simple entertainment. It has inspired many amazing high-tech solutions in the real world. Let’s take a look at some of these creative ways origami has been employed.

An Out-of-This-World Use

  When technology is transported into space for scientific investigation, the size of the equipment is important. That is, larger items require bigger and heavier rockets, which cost more to fuel. When NASA’s mechanical engineer Brian Trease was designing solar panels, he remembered his experience of studying origami during an educational trip to Japan in high school. He thought that by using similar folding techniques to those found in the Japanese art form, he could make solar panels smaller and easier to transport. This allowed him to develop a solar panel that could fold down to under three meters yet fold out to 25 meters. Researchers said Trease’s ideas could be used to fly solar panels to space in order to collect energy and send it back down to Earth.

Going Deep

  Origami designs are also being used to help researchers trap sea creatures several hundred meters beneath the ocean’s surface. Using an origami-type creation, scientists have come up with a device that can gently trap sea creatures by folding around them like a hand. There is a lot of excitement about this technology because it could be used to catch sea animals as deep as 11 kilometers, which will allow scientists to study them closely.

 

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Words in Use
extend
[ɪkˋstɛnd]
vt. 延伸;擴大
device
[dɪˋvaɪs]
n. 裝置;設計
technique
[tɛkˋnik]
n. 技巧,手法
employ
[ɪmˋplɔɪ]
vt. 僱用;運用
trap
[træp]
vt. 設陷阱捕捉
n. 陷阱;圈套,騙局,詭計
investigation
[ɪn͵vɛstəˋgeʃən]
n. 調查
panel
[ˋpæn!]
n. 嵌版;儀表板;專題討論小組
mechanical
[məˋkænɪk!]
a. 機械的;機械性的
inspire
[ɪnˋspaɪr]
.vt. 鼓舞,激勵,啟發
solar
[ˋsolɚ]
a. 太陽的;與太陽有關的
fold
[fold]
vt. 折疊
n. 摺線
transport
[trænsˋpɔrt]
vt. 運送,運輸
typically
[ˋtɪpɪklɪ]
adv. 通常
gently
[ˋdʒɛntlɪ]
adv. 輕輕地
high-tech
[ˌhɑɪˈtɛk]
adj. 高科技的
origami
[͵ɔrəˋgɑmɪ]
n. 摺紙藝術
Practical Phrases
a series of + 複數名詞
 一系列的……

There have been a series of burglaries on the east side of the town.
城鎮的東區發生了一連串的竊盜案件。

come up with...
 想出/提出⋯⋯(方法、點子)

Joe has to come up with a plan for financing his new business.
阿喬必須想出一個計畫為他的新事業籌措資金。

fold down / up / away
 摺起來以變小(視摺疊的方向使用不同的副詞)

This bed can fold away against the wall.
這張床可以摺起來靠在牆上。

fold out
 展開來

The sofa can fold out to become a bed.
那張沙發可展開來變成一張床。

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