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April 3rd, 2006

Bacteria use slime jets to get around

Abstract:
The propulsion system used by slime-squirting bacteria could teach rocket scientists and nano-engineers some new tricks. Chemist Michael Rubinstein at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill likes the idea's potential applications. "This mechanism could be utilised in nanoscale devices for propelling small, artificial objects."

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