Engineers Of 'World's Smallest Machines' Awarded Nobel Prize In Chemistry

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Winners of the 2016 Nobel Prize in chemistry (top, left to right) Jean-Pierre Sauvage, J. Fraser Stoddart and Bernard L. Feringa, are seen on display during the official announcement of the prize winners at the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences in Stockholm on Oct. 5, 2016. (Jonathan Nackstrand/AFP/Getty Images)
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Three scientists won the Nobel Prize in chemistry Wednesday for their work on molecular machines.

Jean-Pierre Sauvage, Sir J. Fraser Stoddart and Bernard L. Feringa were each integral to the development of the microscopic building blocks of materials and devices that may one day revolutionize medicine, manufacturing and energy storage.

Here & Now‘s Jeremy Hobson talks with Donna Nelson, president of the American Chemical Society, about the work that won the this year’s Nobel Prize in chemistry.

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Donna Nelson, president of the American Chemical Society and a professor of chemistry at Oklahoma University. She tweets @drdjnelson.

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