Baromorphic objects ZdS #31
The Youtube channel Zeste de science explores all aspects of scientific research, proving that even the most complicated scientific facts can be explained in less than 5 minutes, and that even the most seemingly trivial events of everyday life, if thoroughly studied, can contribute to the biggest technological advances.
Episode 31: Researchers invented a flat material the shape of which can be changed in a controlled way. Its elastomeric surfaces are made up of various networks of channels into which air is blown, causing probes to increase in diameter and thus to distort. Researchers were able to calculate the arrangement of the channels so that once these channels were filled with air, the surface would adapt to any three-dimensional shape. Baromorphic materials could be of great use in medicine in particular, which is why the researchers have already filed a patent.