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Self-propelled swimming bio-bots move like sperm in alien world of aquatic micro-organisms

January 18, 2014

Self-propelled swimming bio-bots move like sperm in alien world of aquatic micro-organisms

These are the first synthetic structures that can negotiate the viscous fluids of biological environments unsupervised.

According to a news release from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, synthetic self-propelled swimming bio-bots just entered the strange world of aquatic micro-organisms.

Engineers have created a class of small bio-hybrid machines that move like sperm, the first synthetic structures that can negotiate the viscous fluids of biological environments unsupervised.

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