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Nano car is molecular in size: 1/20,000th the size of a hair
Nano car is molecular in size: 1/20,000th the size of a hairCourtesy James Tour group

Nanocar is too small to see

James Tour, a professor of chemistry at Rice University, won the Foresight Institute Feynman Prize for experimental nanotechnology for his nanocar, which is four nanometers across and includes a chassis with an engine, a pivoting suspension and rotating axles attached to rolling buckyball wheels, each made of 60 carbon atoms. (click link in red to learn more about smallest car in the world)