Harvard researchers grow nano-landscape ← Related Article Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page Wim Noorduin A new study details the process by which minerals can be made to assemble themselves into controlled yet complex structures. Wim Noorduin The creation of Harvard researchers, the garden demonstrates how simple environmental changes can be used to precisely control the construction of tiny objects. Laura Hendriks/Wim Noorduin Researchers at Harvard took cues from nature to grow their nano-garden. Wim Noorduin Construction was done at a scale that is a fraction of the width of a human hair. Wim Noorduin Scientists were able to create impressively complex structures. Laura Hendriks/Wim Noorduin Scientists are putting their new techniques to aesthetically pleasing purposes to showcase their work. Wim Noorduin The ultimate goal is to come up with industrial applications for the techniques. Wim Noorduin Researchers envision a new generation of tiny medical sensors and microelectronics or materials with novel properties.