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Physicist 3D printing microscopic model of Star Trek’s Voyager spacecraft

Physicists at Leiden University have succeeded in 3D printing a microscopic version of Star Trek’s Voyager spacecraft. This micro-ship can move even more. This microscopic assembly actually belongs to the category of “micro-floats”, microscopic units that have been artificially made and can move without friction or external energy input. The motion of Voyager is obtained through the chemical reaction that occurs between the platinum layer of the microvessel and the solution of hydrogen peroxide that Voyager is in. Researchers at the University of Leiden have created other such “objects” using 3D micro-printing (with the same properties), such as B. a boat, twisted geometrical shapes, spheres, etc. Ultimately, this research could enable the development of drugs that are able to precisely target specific areas.

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