nanobots

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:


1:35,000 Scale Working Model Train Might Be The World's Smallest

David Smith believes he has build the world’s smallest working train, and based on the images and video I wouldn’t doubt that claim. Apparently, it is 35,000 times smaller than the real deal.


Nanobot Uses Bacteria Swarm for Propulsion

Canadian researcher Sylvain Martel has developed a ultra tiny machine that can be propelled and steered through a swarm of 3,000 bacteria.


Flying Nanobot Gives Wings to Imminent Grey Goo Doomsday Scenario

Researchers at the University of Waterloo in Ontario, seemingly oblivious to the fact that technology is exponentially outpacing our ability to keep up with it, have created a new breed of levitating nano-machines.


Robotic Insects Could Build Human Habitats on Mars Before We Arrive

Move over bristlebot: Europe’s I-SWARM program is developing some similarly small but much smarter micro ‘bots that could be used to build human colonies on Mars. The tiny machines would be dispersed in huge numbers, working automatically and independently, and also collaborating together to form larger compound ‘bots able to do physical stuff like moving rocks out of the way.