Micro-origami for drug delivery


20 Responses to “Micro-origami for drug delivery”

  1. Satan says:

    ironically, after the lifesaving drug has been successfully delivered, its sharp edged delivery vehicle will kill you.

  2. Robbo says:

    Fond memories of Red Dragon blotter – between this post and the one on Dr. Hoffman I’m having a rather pleasant day of flashbacks. Thanks!

  3. Master of Space and Time says:


    niiiiiice one ! for pot

  4. arkizzle says:

    But how much actual drug could you fit into one?

    I didn’t see this info in the article, but I wonder if an active amount of anything other that LSD would fit in there. Perhaps they are intended to be used in.. flocks? teams? .. eh .. help me out somone.

    Also, noticed they are called Voxels, so when they do eventually get drug-drugs in there, we can say “let’s Vox’ pop!” ..ugh

  5. chdunk says:

    i second post #13–when talking about scales, its only useful to compare things of the same order of magnitude. for example 30 µm is technically a fine sand.

  6. snackcake says:

    Now, if we could only shrink down Dennis Quaid in a tiny vessel…

  7. ercln says:

    Here’s a video made by engineering students at Johns Hopkins University about self-assembling cubes.

  8. sonny p fontaine says:

    At first I thought this was going to be about David Bowie and the seventies.

  9. boingperch says:

    Unfortunately, when they fully unfold they’re the size of a small Buick.

  10. Wulfo says:

    Surely I’m not the only person who imagined drug dealers packing tiny paper cranes with cocaine and them sending them to junkies, carried on gusts of wind.

  11. scottfree says:

    It took me about four readings before I realised it wasn’t talking about drug mules.

    ‘Wot? Take /that/? Up the bum?’

  12. sonny p fontaine says:

    I’m sorry WULFO I thought I’d made that clear enough.

  13. Antinous says:

    Do they deliver orgone energy?

  14. Jeff says:

    Oragami for Orgone…very good. I’m just happy to see someone use micrometer instead of micron.

  15. LOLcat Stevens says:

    Mmmmm…. Dylar.

  16. forgeweld says:

    You could put your weed in there!

  17. Cefeida says:

    Heh. They look like they’re made by Apple.

  18. oohahh says:

    Wow, thanks for letting me know how many µm in an inch. How many in an AU? And that helps me how? Sheesh.

    A much better metric in the same ballpark is a human hair. Depending on color we’re talking 20 – 180 µm [1].

    [1] http://hypertextbook.com/facts/1999/BrianLey.shtml

  19. Bruce Arthurs says:

    Alternative use: keeping very, very small razor blades sharp.

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