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World’s smallest nanomotor can pump drugs into cells at 18,000 RPM

21
May
2014

Scientists at the Cockrell School of Engineering in Texas have created a nanomotor less than one micrometer in diameter, smaller even than a cell. Powered by electric fields, it consists of a nanowire, magnet and electrode and can spin at a terrifying-sounding 18,000 RPM for over 15 hours (see video below). Thats as fast as a jet engine, but dont worry (much).

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