Brilliantly, two engineering students at the Albert Nerken School of Engineering at Cooper Union, have done just that. Henry Wang and Chris Curro - juniors in electrical engineering - call it the Rapid Packing Container. And they've reimagined the cardboard box from start to finish: the Rapid Packing Container is easier to pack and seal, easier to open, and its design even takes into account after-market use by the consumer. Best, it uses 15- to 20-percent less cardboard than traditional cardboard boxes; also, it doesn't require any tape or stapling to seal.
Who would have thought a short video about a cardboard box could be so interesting? Watch:
(HT: Boing Boing)