WASHINGTON -- For centuries, the ultimate goal in science was to turn lead into gold. In the middle ages, wizards, and even some early scientists tried their hardest to create wealth.
These days, using nanotechnology, scientists are able to create lattices, which direct stem cells to create organs.
Now, there may be a process, which while it may not be able to turn lead into gold, but may just create structure out of seeming nothingness to teach atoms to create a useful form. Or in a more technical level, the ability to design and assemble three-dimensional structures from colloidal particles is limited by the absence of specific directional bonds.
Host Andrew Hiller spoke with Dr. David Pine, a physics professor at the Center for Soft Matter Research at New York University, to discuss this process.
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