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Solid-body trajectoids shaped to roll along desired pathways - published by Granick et. al. in Nature

Nature cover

Thanks to a complex mathematical algorithm, these plastic shapes follow a very specific route as they roll. In fact, researchers have shown that a shape can be designed to follow almost any path you can think of. What started out as just an interesting challenge for the researchers could have unexpected applications in quantum physics. 


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October 11, 2023