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MIT’s “Programmable Matter” Technique: A Zap of Light Switches Objects’ Colors and Patterns – SciTechDaily

“Programmable matter” technique could enable product designers to churn out prototypes with ease. When was the last time you repainted your car? Redesigned your…

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A new system uses UV light projected onto objects coated with light-activated dye to alter the reflective properties of the dye, creating images in minutes. Credit: Courtesy of the researchers
“Programmable matter” technique could enable product designers to churn out prototypes with ease.
When was the last time you repainted your car? Redesigned your coffee mug collection? Gave your shoes a colorful facelift?
You likely answered: never, never, and never. You might consider these arduous tasks not…

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