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Cutting edge: Japanese paper art inspires a non-slip shoe | Technology – Blog – Emails

The Japanese art of paper cutting and folding, or kirigami, has led to mind-bending 3D structures from 2D sheets, including spectacular pop-up designs. But now researchers have been getting to grips with the technique for a very down-to-earth reason: creating non-slip shoes. Scientists have revealed they have developed a kirigami-inspired sole, where tiny spikes pop […]

Artists find fans and creative outlet as they flock towards crowdfunding sites | Technology – Blog – Emails

Musicians, artists and writers have turned to crowdfunding sites to make up for lost opportunities in lockdown, and their audiences have followed them, leading to a rise in contributions through platforms such as Patreon. Since mid-March more than 70,000 extra creators have joined Patreon, which allows fans to give monthly payments to artists in exchange […]