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Stomach acid-powered nanobots get their first test in a living animal.


Researchers at the University of California have shown that a micromotor fueled by stomach acid can take a bubble-powered ride inside a mouse. These tiny motors, each about one-fifth the width of a human hair, may someday offer a safer and more efficient way to deliver drugs or diagnose tumours.  The experiment is the first to show that these micromotors

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