# Mathematical Digest

### Short Summaries of Articles about Mathematics

in the Popular Press

"The Science of Origami." Random Samples, *Science,* 3 May 2003, page 735.

Origami is the process of folding a material, usually paper, into shapes.Engineer Robert Lang has just authored a new book *Origami DesignSecrets,* called "a mathematical guide for origamists." Lang has alsowritten six other books on origami and has created software that provides analgorithm for making designs of a certain type.

*--- Mike Breen*