World's smallest car 'fuels' nanotech advance
November 18th, 2011
04:16 PM ET

World's smallest car 'fuels' nanotech advance

By Matthew Knight, CNN

London (CNN) - A tiny nano-sized car which can propel itself forward in response to electrical pulses has been created by scientists in the Netherlands.

The electric-powered vehicle, which is the size of a single molecule, has a chassis and four paddle-shaped wheels and is roughly one-billionth the size of a traditional hatchback car.

Its maiden journey wasn't exactly epic - six nanometers - and its fuel-efficiency wasn't world-beating either, needing a jolt of 500 millivolts every half revolution of its wheels.

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  1. =DSA

    I imagine it would be hard to find in a parking lot....

    November 19, 2011 at 10:46 am | Reply

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