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A molecular four-wheel drive

Nanoscale systems designed to imitate functions from the macroscopic world lead to a new appreciation of the complexity needed to actuate motion at the limits of miniaturization. A nanoscale 'car' is the latest example. See Letter p.208

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Figure 1: Movement by microscope.

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Weiss, P. A molecular four-wheel drive. Nature 479, 187–188 (2011). https://doi.org/10.1038/479187a

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