Nanotechnology: World's Smallest Car

Posted: Oct 23 2005, 9:00am EST | by , Updated: Aug 10 2010, 4:40pm CDT, in News | Other Stuff

Nanotechnology: World's Smallest Car
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Scientists at Rice University have built the world's smallest car.

The car has a length of 3nm and a width of 2nm. It rolls on buckyballs, which consist of 60 atoms pure carbon formed like a sphere.
The movement of the nanocar is controlled by electrical fields.
Maybe the vision of nano robots cutting my lawn will become a reality after all. Little nano lawnmowers would drive up each grass blade and cut it off and keep it at a constant height, that would be the life.
More details on the NY Times. The have also a video published.See also the Nano Elevator we reported about.

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