Complex Structures Take Shape With Help From the Environment (8 of 12) (image) American Association for the Advancement of Science Share Print E-Mail Caption To make these architectures, we start by growing a coral structure (red). We then nucleate the green stems inside the cavities of the coral structure. While the stems are growing, we open them with a CO2 pulse (purple). (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 Wim Noorduin] Usage Restrictions Please cite the owner of the image when publishing. This image may be freely used by reporters as part of news coverage, with proper attribution. Non-reporters must contact Science for permission. Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.