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Nests, Braids And Twists, On The Nano Scale

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Nests, Braids And Twists, On The Nano Scale

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Nests, Braids And Twists, On The Nano Scale

Nests, Braids And Twists, On The Nano Scale

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New research in the journal Science details how nano-sized hairs can be made to twist themselves into tight coils and braids, or clutch an object with a sticky grip. Study author Joanna Aizenberg, a materials scientist at Harvard University, explains the nano-knotting.

VIDEO: See twisting nano fibers.

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