Imagine this: a simple lipid molecule forms a bilayer, the bilayers curl up to form nanotubes, and bunches of nanotubes assemble into a "nanocarpet." Furthermore, the nanotubes respond to different substances by changing color, and they kill bacteria to boot!

Additionally, nanotubes change from blue to purple when exposed to heat yet maintain their size and texture. Due to their ability to change color, nanotubes can visibly show us that they sense chemical or biological weapons and can then decontaminate said chemicals.

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