In the Oct. 29 SN: Rebuilding coral reefs, moving beyond genomics to better map life’s networks, 2016 Nobel prizes, Zika’s long-term dangers, bumblebee optimism, musical midshipman fish, validating an ancient codex and more.
BONE UP New 3-D printed bone scaffolds, such as this one of human vertebrae, may speed up the healing process, researchers say.
LIVING LARGE Jean-Pierre Sauvage, J. Fraser Stoddart, and Bernard Feringa won the 2016 Nobel Prize in chemistry for constructing teeny-tiny molecular machines.
L-R: ISIS, Northwestern University, University of Groningen
IT’S A SMALL WORLD The creators of mini machines, such as this four-wheeled, nanoscale car, have earned the 2016 Nobel Prize in chemistry. The microscopic automobile rolls across a surface when electricity contorts each wheel’s axle.