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Remotely controlled nanomachines

By shining ultraviolet laser light on tiny molecules of azobenzene adhered on a layer of gold, scientists could force the molecules to change shape at will. Potentially, the molecules could be incorporated into nanomachines in the form of remotely controlled switches, pistons or other movable components.

Posted: Jul 2nd, 2007

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First nanobot soccer competition

Imagine a mechanical Pele or David Beckham six times smaller than an amoeba playing with a "soccer ball" no wider than a human hair on a field that can fit on a grain of rice.

Posted: Jun 28th, 2007

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