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8/31/2005

When 1mm is a giant leap…

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Researchers working at the University of Edinburgh, the University of Bologna, and the University of Groningen have succeeded in making a drop of oily liquid move uphill when exposed to directed ultraviolet radiation.

David Leigh, of the University of Edinburgh, incorrectly asserts in this article that “This is the first time you can use molecular-level motion to move a macroscopic object.” Forgive a scientist a bit of hyperbole in the wake of a discovery, and this is still a really important feat.

Those who have access to Nature Materials ($169 for a one year subscription) can read more about this here.

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