022 - Self Assembly: From Nanoparticles to IKEA Furniture, Is This the Future of Construction?

In this week's episode of the Beta Sandwich Science Podcast Del and the team discuss how nature, and now humans, are learning how to make everything from molecules to buildings "self assemble" without the influence of outside forces. In 'Science Blast' we discuss: The fact that you are never more than six feet away from a spider; Scientist have found a way to halt the Ebola virus in its tracks; Good news, the Stellar Sea Lion is no longer on the endangered species list; When mice are asleep their cells shrink and they flush out toxic proteins like β-amyloid plaques.  In "Cells & Sh!t" Christian tell us all about how the flu and how the overuse of antibiotics is ruining this limited resource.