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Microgears rotate when pushed by tiny motors

(Phys.org)—Researchers have designed a new type of microgear that spins when micromotors become lodged into the corners of the gear's teeth. The micromotors use the surrounding hydrogen peroxide solution as fuel to propel ...

dateJan 11, 2016 in Nanophysics report
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Light helps develop programmable materials

Light of a certain wavelength can be used to put so-called active materials into motion and control their movement. In the future, this discovery can become significant in widely different areas such as environmental protection, ...

dateApr 01, 2016 in General Physics
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