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. » 7/31/14 10:48am 7/31/14 10:48am

Surprising No One, But This Time Everyone, Water Is A Great Lubricant

Water is kind of important, right? Basis for life on Earth, defines biomes and weather, etc. And even on a really small scale water continues to strut its stuff. And we're talking really small. Researchers have found that water is the optimal lubricant for nanomachines one molecule big, aka a few dozen atoms, aka tiny. » 9/01/13 8:13pm 9/01/13 8:13pm

Nanomachines Stop Cancer From Spreading

Fighting tumors with nanomachines isn't super new, but scientists just made a new discovery when using the nanoparticles loaded with doxorubicin in mice: the cancer didn't spread. » 7/08/08 12:30pm 7/08/08 12:30pm