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Hairy spherical block copolymer particles

Published October 21st, 2010 by Bobby Henderson

From this article on NPR it appears material scientists have stumbled upon the fundamental Truth of nature at the molecular level.

But perhaps not yet undertand what they’re seeing.

There’s one part of the molecule that doesn’t like the other part,” Bates says. So the one part of the molecule folds up into a sphere, forcing the other part to the outside, where it makes little tendrils. It resembles a hairy sphere.

I think what this work does is that it makes contact with something that is more universal than just plastics. It has the capacity to teach us how nature works,” he says.

And understanding how nature works is something all scientists strive for.

NPR article here.




28 Responses to “Hairy spherical block copolymer particles”

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  3. Theo says:

    what has this got to do with our Beloved Noodly Deity, the Flying Spaghetti Monster (may sauce be upon him)?
    He Created it all, so this too. Obviously.

    • CanadaBri says:

      Well, of course! Every thing we see, and know of, has evolved from a sub-atomic pasta molecule that flew out of the primordial pasta sauce. Just what else would people expect to a Spaghetti particle to look like?

  4. Glenn says:

    That is probably the most spectacularly uninformative graphic I have ever seen.

    Once again NPR has missed the mark.
    NPR can take any subject and reduce it to meaningless babble.

    Clearly, that is mohamud on a bad hair day!

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