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Flow-driven rotors at the nanoscale

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Researchers have constructed the smallest flow-driven motors ever. Inspired by iconic Dutch windmills and biological motor proteins, they created a self-configuring flow-driven rotor from DNA that converts energy from an electrical or salt gradient into useful mechanical work. The results open new perspectives for engineering active robotics at the nanoscale.

Source: ScienceDaily.com