Under the right conditions, tiny synthetic hairs will twist together to form intricate braids. Joanna Aizenberg, a professor of materials science, chemistry and chemical biology and Radcliffe professor at Harvard University, shows us what the nano knots look like and what they might be good for.
Images courtesy of Joanna Aizenberg, video courtesy of AAAS/Science. Music by SYNTHAR. Produced by Flora Lichtman