Plastics are ubiquitous, they’re found everywhere and we all have interacted with them at some point in our lives. Unfortunately, some of those plastics are getting into the marine ecosystem and this is a big problem. My name is Dr.
[♪♪] Miles O’Brien: This is a “shape memory polymer” – heat it up and it curls in on itself. Cool it down and it resumes its original shape. They have lots of different “looks,” but they all work on the
NARR: This is Amanda Parkes. She’s a design engineer with the tangible media lab at MIT… AMANDA: Our group works on this vision called tangible bits. Which is basically looking at how we can seamlessly move between the physical world
we're developing a new media type that sits between a two-dimensional sketch and a three-dimensional model here we're looking at something that ostensibly looks like a regular 2-dimensional sketch but in fact it's three-dimensional it allows us to explore a