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Building spinning microrotors that self-assemble and synchronize to form a gear sounds like an impossible feat. However, it has now been achieved using only a single type of building block — a colloid that self-propels.

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  2. Institute of Physical Chemistry, University of Stuttgart, Stuttgart, Germany

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