What are Smart Materials?

So, what makes materials ‘smart’?

‘Nitinol’ is derived from Nickel, Titanium, and the Naval Ordnance Laboratory
Dunkin’ Donuts Smart Cup Concept by Tiago Pinto
4D Printed Thermoplastics at The Morphing Matter Lab, CMU
The jacquard technology turns a portion of the fabric on the sleeve into a touch-sensitive remote control for phones

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