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Title: Bacteria turn a tiny gear

Thousands of tiny Bacillus subtillis bacteria turn a single gear, just 380 microns across. (A human hair is about 100 microns across.) The method could be used to create micro-machines. Argonne Nationmore »al Laboratory scientist Igor Aronson pioneered this technique. Read more at the New York Times: or at Argonne: Video courtesy Igor Aronson.« less
Title: Bacteria turn a tiny gear
Publication Date: 2009-01-01
OSTI Identifier: 1045831
Resource Type: Multimedia
Research Org: Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States)
Sponsoring Org: USDOE
Subject: 77 NANOSCIENCE AND NANOTECHNOLOGY ; bacteria ; swim ; gears ; turn ; tiny ; machines ; technology ; research ; science ; argonne ; national ; laboratory
Country of Publication: United States
Language: English
Run Time: 0:00:28
System Entry Date: 2016-01-27