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
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...