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Platinum Voyager explores micro-frontier

One of several shapes no microswimmer has taken on before Metal Tech News – Nov. 11, 2020


Last updated 7/10/2022 at 2:54pm

Leiden University microswimmer 3D printing microbot platinum USS Voyager

Leiden University

A microscopic version of the USS Voyager 3D printed by scientists at the Leiden University in the Netherlands.

In the name of science, a team of Dutch researchers has 3D-printed a platinum-hulled, microscopic rendition of the Star Trek USS Voyager.

The creation of this Intrepid-class starship that measures roughly 15 microns, or about one-fifth the width of an average human hair, is part of a study of how complex shapes affect the motion of microswimmers.

While biological microswimmers such as bacteria...

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