Thursday, 19 May 2011

Micro-origami blossoms

Coolest thing I have seen all day.  You might think that I don't see a lot of cool things.  But surface tension is cool isn't it?

Flottille (detail) from Etienne Cliquet on Vimeo.

Micro-origami blossoms on the surface of water by way of capillary action in the paper fiber.

Just wondering if you change the surface tension of the water and thus its wettability could you increase the rate of the blossoms opening?