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Caption: This complex micro bouquet was formed by first nucleating the green stems inside the purple vases, after which the stems were opened during the growth to form the blue part. (False colored SEM image) This image relates to a paper that appeared in the May 17, 2013, issue of Science, published by AAAS. The paper, by Wim L. Noorduin at Harvard University in Cambridge, MA, and colleagues was titled, "Rationally Designed Complex, Hierarchical Microarchitectures."

Credit: [Image courtesy of Laura Hendriks, Wim Noorduin]

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