Origami has inspired the design of shelters that could save the military millions of dollars because of their light-weight, quickly deployable and thermally insulated design. The shelters are in development at the University of Notre Dame and the U.S. Army is funding the research.
In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TED has created a program called TEDx. TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. Our event at the University of Notre Dame is called TEDxUND, where x=independently organized TED event. At our TEDxUND event, TEDTalks video and live speakers will combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group.
The University of Notre Dame asks "What Would You Fight For?" in this series of stories highlighting the research, scholarly achievements and social initiatives of our faculty and students. Watch for a new two-minute segment during each home Notre Dame football game broadcast on NBC.