Shape-Shifting Crystals Can Transform Into Any 3D Shape

Scientists from the United States Air Force Research Lab have developed an new transparent material (a new type of a liquid crystal elastomer (LCE)) that can be programmed to form any shape. Snip from Popular Mechanics:

The sheet expands upwards, morphing into a pre-programmed 3d shape that’s tough yet springy (like a rubber-band) and more than a hundred times thicker than before. For a study out in Science today, the material’s creators programmed it to transform into a mini quartet of mountains—and as it forms the four peaks, it lifts a slate of glass 175 times its own weight.

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and hey darling,
I hope you’re good tonight.
and I know you don’t feel right when I’m leaving.
yeah, I want it but no, I don’t need it.
tell me something sweet to get me by,
‘cause I can’t come back home till they’re singing…

                         if you can wait till I get home, then I swear to you
                        that we can make this last. if you can wait till I get
                        home, then I swear come tomorrow, this will all be
                                 in our past. well it might be for the best.

                                                                                                                               and hey sweetie,
                                                                                                             well I need you here tonight,
                                                                             and I know that you don’t wanna be leaving me. 
                                                                                                yeah, you want it, but I can’t help it.
                                                                                   I just feel complete when you’re by my side,
                                                                       but I know you can’t come home till they’re singing…