Go Speed Racer! Revving Up The World's Fastest Nanomotors

Thursday, May 1, 2008 - 11:35 in Physics & Chemistry

In a "major step" toward a practical energy source for powering tomorrow's nanomachines, researchers report developing a new generation of sub-microscopic nanomotors that are up to 10 times more powerful than existing motors. The tiny motors, made of platinum and gold nanowires, are supercharged with carbon nanotubes. Go Speed Racer, go!

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