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New in Nanotech: Self-Folding Delivery Boxes

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Science  25 Aug 2006:
Vol. 313, Issue 5790, pp. 1032-1033
DOI: 10.1126/science.313.5790.1032b

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In a paper published online last week in the Journal of the American Chemical Society, researchers reported creating tiny two-dimensional cutouts that fold themselves up into porous cubes and other 3D containers. The containers can then be used to ferry compounds to a site where chemists want them to react. (Read more.)