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The world’s tiniest, most powerful nanoengine | KurzweilAI

The world’s tiniest, most powerful nanoengine | KurzweilAI

University of Cambridge researchers have developed the world’s tiniest engine, capable of a force per unit-weight nearly 100 times higher* than any motor or muscle.

The new nano-engines could lead to nanorobots small enough to enter living cells to fight disease, the researchers say.

Professor Jeremy Baumberg from the Cavendish Laboratory, who led the research, has named the devices “actuating nanotransducers” (ANTs). “Like real ants, they produce large forces for their weight,” he quipped.

Source: The world’s tiniest, most powerful nanoengine | KurzweilAI