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Swallow a Surgeon

Swallow a Surgeon

Scientists from the Institute of Robotics and Intelligent Systems at ETH Zurich (IRIS) are developing tiny robot pills that will be swallowed and then perform surgical operations inside the body. These robot pills will be controlled from outside the body, ...

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Self-Assembling Nanowires

Facing the ever growing problem of producing smaller and smaller components for the semi-conductor industry, a team at the National Institute for Nanotechnology has successfully produced miniscule conductive nanowires, using a novel approach. The new production method not only enables ...

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