Posted on Tuesday, 9 August, 2011 | 9 comments| News tip by: Persia
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Scientists have revealed some of the remarkable properties of small colonies of tiny magnetic particles.
The tiny particles are able to self-assemble in to microscopic machines that can manipulate other particles. It is hoped that this could pave the way for new fabrication processes that aren't possible with conventional machines.
"The asters can swim around, open wide like Pac-Man and hug another object, transporting it to another spot."