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March 31st, 2004

Israelis bring nanoscale motors move closer to reality

The possibility of building tiny motors on the scale of a molecule has been brought one step closer by researchers at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA). In the latest issue of the prestigious journal Science, they described how they were able - using light or electrical stimulation - to cause a molecule to rotate on an axis in a controlled fashion, similar to the action of a motor. (more on earleir article)

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