Self-assembly can be used to create new materials including nanocapsules.
Identify self-assembly as a process by which molecules and cells form themselves into specific, ordered structures under the right conditions.
Acknowledge that self-assembly can be used by scientists to create objects on the nano-scale.
Understand that nano is very, very small.
Discover that scientists are using self-assembly to create nanocapsules which can be less harmful than regular medicines.
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