"I feel a little bit like the Wright brothers," chemistry Nobel laureate Bernard Feringa told the crowd assembled at the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences via the internet, "who were flying a hundred years ago for the first time, and then people were saying, 'You know, why do we need a flying machine?' And now we have a Boeing 747 and an Airbus." Feringa shares this year's prize with Jean-Pierre Sauvage and Fraser Stoddart for their work on nanomachines. Nanomachines are synthetic molecules that function as microscopic devices. Built in a laboratory, these molecules can be designed to respond to specific conditions, turning energy inputs into actions.