Origami, 3-D printing merge to make complex structures in one shot

By merging the ancient art of origami with 21st century technology, researchers have created a one-step approach to fabricating complex origami structures whose light weight, expandability, and strength could have applications in everything from biomedical devices to equipment used in space exploration. Until now, making such structures has involved multiple steps, more than one material, […]

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Microsoft joins Open Invention Network, brings deep patent portfolio

The non-aggression patent community can put a new feather in its cap, calling out that Microsoft has joined OIN. Shawn Knight in TechSpot: “On Wednesday, it was announced that the Redmond-based technology giant had joined the Open Invention Network (OIN), the largest patent non-aggression community in the world with more than 2,650 members.” Source: Techxplore

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