Loading page

These Speedy Microscopic Submarines Are Powered By Light

Holy Fantastic Voyage, Batman. A team from Rice University has developed single-molecule nanosubmarines that could eventually be used to deliver medicines directly inside the body.

This Nanobot Gun Could One Day Assemble Inside Your Body To Save You

One of science fiction’s biggest unfulfilled promises are medical nanobots: tiny little machines that will run around your body and right nature’s wrongs. Scientists from the University of Houston are setting out to change all of that, with an incredibly clever self-assembling robotic gun that can clear blockages or inject drugs from inside your body.

This Ingestible Microbot Is Powered By Stomach Acid 

There’s tiny revolution afoot in medicine, where micro-sized and nano-sized robots will someday cruise around inside our bodies, zeroing in on cancerous cells or repairing damaged but otherwise healthy ones. But before those ideas all become reality, those bots need a power source inside our bodies. That power source could be stomach acid.

These Fascinating New Nanobots Seek Out And Destroy Cancerous Tumours

Whether they’re sneaking between cells or turning cockroaches into living 8-bit computers, nanobots are insanely fascinating. Now, they’re about to become an army of impossibly small weaponised robots, swarm into the human body, hunt down malignant tumours and destroy them once and for all.

The Tiniest Propeller Ever Can Sneak Between Cells

Researchers want to use microscopic nanobots for drug delivery and other tasks inside the human body, but there are still places the micro machines can’t get. Now, scientists have made the smallest bot yet, a magnet-guided corkscrew so tiny, it can sneak through the pores in human connective tissue.

These Robotic Sperm Could Change The Way In-Vitro Fertilisation Works

A team of Dutch engineers just published the details of a curious new invention: tiny robotic sperm that can be controlled with a weak magnetic field. Like real sperm, these so-called MagnetoSperm flip their tails to swim towards their target. Unlike real sperm, they’re made of metal-coated polymer.

DNA Nanobots Turn Cockroaches Into Living, 8-Bit Computers

We already have the potential to reconfigure DNA into itty bitty bio-computers programmed to do our bidding. But now scientists have used high numbers of those nanobots to successfully complete logic operations inside of actual, living organisms. Say hello to the computerised cockroach.

Father-Daughter Team Use 3D Printer To Create Nanobot Art

Jeff and Ashley Sierzenga recently took it upon themselves to bring to life the flesh-eating nanobots from Jeff Carlson’s best-selling series Plague Year. Here you can see their entire project, from schematics to the final model.

This Is What A Spider Nanobot Really Looks Like

Yesterday we learnt that scientists have created the first nanobot assembly line. The assembly line is “manned” by four spider-like nanocreatures made from DNA strands, with three arms and four legs. That’s what you are looking at in this image.

This Is The Future Of The Fight Against Cancer

Look close. You may be staring at the end of cancer. Those tiny black dots are nanobots delivering a lethal blow to a cancerous cell, effectively killing it. The first trial on humans have been a success, with no side-effects:

Loading page