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Heat engine may be world’s smallest

Heat engine may be world’s smallest

Physicists in the Netherlands have built a heat engine that might be the tiniest ever created. Based on “piezoresistive” silicon, and smaller than a typical biological cell, the engine could find applications in watch mechanisms or as a mechanical sensor.

Engines come in a variety of sizes. The smallest include biological engines such as the flagella that bacteria use for…

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