Imagine a cell phone small enough to fit in your ear or a TV imbedded in your watch. They both would need super small motors to run them and chemists at Tufts University think they have the answer. The chemists have shattered a Guinness World Record for creating the world’s tiniest motor made from a single molecule one nanometer wide! A human hair is 60,000 nanometers wide so if you lose your tiny motor you’ll need a specialized microscope to find it.
While the single-cell motor isn’t ready for prime time yet, it could pave the way for a whole new era of devices from medical monitors and pacemakers to wearable communications like cell phones and computers.
Read more about it: World’s Tiniest Electric Motor