The world’s smallest motor

Another article from the Beeb: chemists have made an electric motor from a single copper molecule. They’re trying to have it certified for the Guinness Book of World Records, but the potential applications of this are a bit more interesting. The fact that a single motor can be excited and used to work could be used for things like precisely delivering medicines to targeted parts of the body, instead of (for example) sending them through the bloodstream.

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