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Engineers build world's smallest, fastest nanomotor

May 21, 2014

Donglei 'Emma' Fan Cockrell School of Engineering assistant professor Donglei "Emma" Fan and her team have built the fastest, smallest and longest-running nanomotor to date. The University of Texas at Austin team's nanomotor is capable of drug delivery on a nanoscale. One day, nanomotors could lead to the development of tiny devices that seek out and treat cancer cells. Full Story

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