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Jan 16

NanoPropulsion


Stephen J. Ebbens Jonathan Howse The current state of the art in nanopropulsion devices was recently reviewed by Ebbens and Howse in an article last Friday.[SoftMatter] A short summary of the nano- systems is presented below with video action shots when I could find them. The Whitesides Catalyst: Pt Fuel: H2O2 Propulsion: Bubble propulsion Terrain: …

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Apr 22

Microgrippers. Because Scalpels are so 20th Century


The Gracias‘ microgripper video is now on Metacafe for those that have never seen it. The video shows a microgripper sliding down a test tube and grabbing a sample of cow tissue. The device is thermally triggered to close, and is magnetically driven. The video is shown below, there is no sound. Tetherless Microgrippers Grabs …

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