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Self-assembly: The power of organizing the unorganized - Skylar Tibbits


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From something as familiar as our bodies to things vast as the formation of galaxies, we can observe the process of self-assembly, when unordered parts come together in an organized structure. Skylar Tibbits explains how we see self-assembly at work in biology and chemistry -- and even in our future technologies.

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