Nobel Prize in chemistry awarded for molecular machines

October 5, 2016 10:07 AM

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Jean-Pierre Sauvage, Sir. James Fraser Stoddart and Bernard Feringa were awarded the 2016 Nobel Prize in chemistry on Wednesday for their work on molecular machines.

A thousand times thinner than a human hair, these "machines" are specially designed molecules with movable parts that produce controlled movements when energy is added. Biology produces molecular machines all the time — they power our organs and allow our bodies to function. But since the 1950s scie...

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