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October 29th, 2007
Oil barons turn to hi-tech solutions
Dr Saggat's team is already experimenting with the use of nanotechnology robots in oil wells to measure the porosity of the oil-bearing rock which they are drilling.
The robots could be injected into a well, making their way through the rock to the next bore hole and mapping the field internally.
Trials have already been conducted with miniature chips that go with the oil flow rather than moving under their own steam. The research has determined that the robots cannot be larger than 500nm if they are to succeed.
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