3 Scientists Win 2016 Nobel Prize in Chemistry– for World’s Smallest Machines

Jean-Pierre Sauvage (French), James Fraser Stoddart (Scottish) and Bernard Feringa (Dutch) all shared this year’s Nobel Prize in Chemistry for their works on the nanomachines (or nanobots or nanomites).

These machines consist of the following components: knots, rotors, shuttles, chains, pumps, axles, switches, and memory devices– all at the molecular level.

Here are just a few of the potential applications for these nanorobots: cancer treatment, drug delivery system, medical imaging, information storage, super-strong metamaterials, ocean-cleaning microsponges, replicators, health sensors, and connecting the human brain to the Internet.

Check out the details here: http://www.nature.com/news/world-s-tiniest-machines-win-chemistry-nobel-1.20734

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