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February 19th, 2004

Centipedes in space

Abstract:
The next generation of spacecraft could be powered by materials whose structures are halfway between a centipede and a dressmaking accessory - but thousands of times smaller. Teams from the Universities of Michigan and Purdue University in the US, and the University of Vigo in Spain, have developed what they call 'bristled nano-centipedes' which could act as molecular velcro, and may also form the basis for new types of gas sensor.

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