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The World’s Tiniest Light-Powered Engines Could Revolutionise Medicine

Nanomachines could revolutionise technology and modern medicine, if only we had viable power sources to make them move where we wanted them to go. Now scientists at the University of Cambridge have built the world’s tiniest engines, powered by light, as described in a new paper in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Read More >>

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These Speedy Microscopic Submarines are Powered by Light

Holy Fantastic Voyage, Batman. A university team has developed single-molecule nano-submarines that could eventually be used to deliver medicines directly inside the body. Read More >>

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This Nanobot Gun Could One Day Assemble Inside Your Body to Save You

One of science fiction’s biggest unfulfilled promises are medical nanobots: tiny little machines that will run around your body and right nature’s wrongs. Scientists from the University of Houston are setting out to change all of that, with an incredibly clever self-assembling robotic gun that can clear blockages or inject drugs from inside your body. Read More >>

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This Ingestible Nanobot is Powered by Stomach Acid 

There's tiny revolution happening in medicine, where micro- and nano-sized robots will someday cruise around inside our bodies, zeroing in on cancerous cells or repairing damaged but otherwise healthy ones. But before those ideas all become reality, those bots need a power source inside our bodies. That power source could be stomach acid. Read More >>

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These Fascinating New Nanobots Seek Out and Destroy Cancerous Tumors

Whether they're sneaking between cells or turning cockroaches into living 8-bit computers, nanobots are insanely fascinating. Now, they're about to become an army of impossibly small weaponised robots, swarm into the human body, hunt down malignant tumors and destroy them once and for all. Read More >>

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The Tiniest Propeller Ever Can Sneak Between Human Cells

Researchers want to use microscopic nanobots for drug delivery and other tasks inside the human body, but there are still places the micro machines can't get. Now, scientists have made the smallest bot yet, a magnet-guided corkscrew so tiny, it can sneak through the pores in human connective tissue. Read More >>

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These Robotic Sperm Could Change the Way In-Vitro Fertilisation Works

A team of Dutch engineers just published the details of a curious new invention: tiny robotic sperm that can be controlled with a weak magnetic field. Like real sperm, these so-called MagnetoSperm flip their tails to swim towards their target. Unlike real sperm, they're made of metal-coated polymer. Read More >>

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DNA Nanobots Turn Cockroaches Into Living, 8-Bit Computers

We already have the potential to reconfigure DNA into itty bitty bio-computers programmed to do our bidding. But now, scientists have used high numbers of those nanobots to successfully complete logic operations inside of actual, living organisms. Say hello to the computerised cockroach. Read More >>