Scientists create molecular robot capable of building other molecules

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We have seen robots that can inspect bridges for faults, offer religious blessings and even weed the garden. Now, scientists at England's University of Manchester have created a robot the size of a molecule that is capable of building other molecules. The robots are made up of 150 atoms each and measure just a millionth of a millimeter - it would take a billion billion of them to equal the size of a grain of sand. Yet, they can be programmed to move and build molecular cargo. Unlike their larger cousins, which are operated by computer programs, the molecular robots…

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