Researchers study how folds and other creases disappear
Physicists have figured out how wrinkles erase themselves naturally — no Botox needed.
But Joan Rivers shouldn’t visit the laboratory just yet. These wrinkles appear not on skin, but on thin, floating sheets of polymers.
In a pair of papers published online July 14 in Physical Review Letters, scientists report how sharp folds can transition into smoother wrinkles, and how wrinkles themselves vanish toward the edges.