Self-assembly: The power of organizing the unorganized - Skylar Tibbits
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Skylar works on self-assembly -- the idea that instead of building something (a chair, a skyscraper), we can create materials that build themselves, much the way a strand of DNA zips itself together. It's a big concept at early stages; Tibbits shows us three in-the-lab projects that hint at what a self-assembling future might look like. See his TED Talk here.
Here's an interesting article about the self-assembly of mesoscopic and macroscopic components.
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