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Swimming nanomachines

From Nanowerk News: Rowland fellow Fischer devises spiral swimmer nanomachine

Harvard researchers have created a new type of microscopic swimmer: a magnetized spiral that corkscrews through liquids and is able to deliver chemicals and push loads larger than itself.
Though other researchers have created similar devices in the past, Peer Fischer, a junior fellow at the Rowland Institute at Harvard, said the new nano-robot is the only swimmer that can be precisely controlled in solution.
… Fischer and Rowland Institute postdoctoral research associate Ambarish Ghosh were able to control the tiny device well enough to use it to write “R @ H” for “Rowland at Harvard” within a space that’s less than the width of a human hair.

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2 Responses to “Swimming nanomachines”

  1. Says:

    Where can I find a complete story told on video about this?

  2. Says:

    Its really great that nanomachines are becoming popular for scientist and engineers today. It may be a myth in the past but now, these machines will shape the future of Medicine, Technology, Communications and even Military. Let’s just hope that we come to realize that today.

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