Rachel Segalman

Aug. 15, 2008

Self Assembly for Building Nanoscale Patterns

Researchers have found a way to create high-quality repeating patterns with features just ten nanometers across. We'll talk about why that matters.

nanotechnology, self assembly

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Teaching Ancient Nautilus New Tricks

\tWith its heavy outer shell, weak vision, and primitive brain, the nautilus lacks much of the excitement of the more flashy and cunning cephalopods. Yet a series of experiments by evolutionary biologists Dr. Jennifer Basil and Robyn Crook involving fish juice, blue lights, and mazes dispels the notion that this ancient species is incapable of basic learning and throws into question the origins of cephalopods' intellectual prowess.

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