Scientists at the Cockrell School of Engineering in Texas have created a nanomotor less than one micrometer in diameter – EVEN SMALLER THAN A HUMAN CELL.
Powered by electric fields, this world’s smallest pump consists of a nanowire, magnet, and electrode and can spin at a mind-boggling 18,000 RPM for over 15 hours. Really? That’s as fast as a jet engine!
But never fear, it was reported that during testing, this miniature pump engineering miracle has the ability to pump fluids at hyper-fast speeds and to move around freely in other liquids.
Medically, that could revolutionize beneficial applications like highly controlled medications, insulin delivery, or even treatments that could specifically target malignant cells and destroy them.
Of course, that would mean you’d have to let these tiny little “intelligent nano-devices” with mini-saws roam about your body – hmm. Thoughts?
Check out this cool demonstration video below: