TRIO WIN NO­BEL PRIZE FOR NANO FEAT

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STOCK­HOLM: A trio of French, Bri­tish and Dutch sci­en­tists won the No­bel Prize in Chem­istry yes­ter­day for de­vel­op­ing the world’s smallest de­vices that may one day act as ar­ti­fi­cial mus­cles to power tiny ro­bots or even pros­thetic limbs. Also called nanoma­chines or nanobots, they can be put to work as tiny mo­tors, ratch­ets, pistons or wheels to pro­duce me­chan­i­cal mo­tion in re­sponse to stim­uli such as light or tem­per­a­ture change and can move ob­jects many times their size. – AFP

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