World's smallest car fuels nanotech advance
A CGI of the electric-powered nano car created by Dutch researchers
November 22nd, 2011
10:09 AM ET

World's smallest car fuels nanotech advance

A tiny nano-sized car which can propel itself forward in response to electrical pulses has been created by scientists in the Netherlands.

The electric-powered vehicle, which is the size of a single molecule, has a chassis and four paddle-shaped wheels and is roughly one-billionth the size of a traditional hatchback car.

Its maiden journey wasn't exactly epic - six nanometers - and its fuel-efficiency wasn't world-beating either, needing a jolt of 500 millivolts every half revolution of its wheels.


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  1. Amr

    you guys are paranoid. aonyne one who doesn't accept your claptrap doesn't do their research or is stupid. I am tired of hearing this and am more tired of your scant and piecemeal evidence to support this bizarre charade that you use to explain misfortune and your own inability to fit in with civilized society

    April 7, 2012 at 3:44 pm |
  2. barry

    Keep going guys and build me those nanites that will allow me live a few thousand years, good stuff !

    November 26, 2011 at 10:33 pm |
  3. Crusher

    good post, this is what i want to know

    November 24, 2011 at 11:10 pm |


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