Tiny Invisible Robot Gives Whole New Meaning To The Term 'Baby Steps'

December 12, 2014 2:44 PM

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Chemists at the University of Oxford have built a nano-sized molecule that can "walk" its way across a tiny track. The team developed a new method to observe the teensy robot take its one nanometer-long stride, since microscopes can only spot the motion of objects as small as 10 nanometers.

"These are the smallest steps that have been observed in real time, i.e. as they happen," Dr. Hagan Bayley, a professor of chemical biology at the University of Oxford and one of the researchers, told The Huffington Post in an email. "The step size is about one 100,000th of the diameter of a human h...

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