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Image 1 - Researchers Develop Motor One Nanometer Wide
2011-09-05 11:39:59

  Researchers have developed an electric motor that is just a billionth of a meter across. The motor could be used in nanotechnology and in medicine, where tiny devices are used for efficient tasks. The tiny rotors are based on single molecules and is the first that can be individually driven by an electric current. The device is now the world's smallest electric motor at 1 nanometer across, shattering the old record of 200 nanometers across.  A single strand of human...


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