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This feature from Physics Central presents tiny machines, including Micro-Electrical-Mechanical Systems (MEMS)--sets of gears, wheels, and ratchets all cut from the same silicon crystal.  You'll also find out about a working electric motor that is less than a millionth of a meter across.
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This resource was a Physics To Go feature from July 16, 2006 until August 1, 2006. View the feature here!


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Keywords: MEMS, micromachine, motor, nanotechnology
Record Creator: Metadata instance created July 11, 2006 by Ann Deml
Record Updated: May 29, 2013 by Ed Lee
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(Physics Central, College Park, 2005), WWW Document, (http://www.physicscentral.com/explore/action/machines.cfm).
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Physics in Action: Tiny Machines, (Physics Central, College Park, 2005), <http://www.physicscentral.com/explore/action/machines.cfm>.
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Physics in Action: Tiny Machines. (2005). Retrieved October 24, 2014, from Physics Central: http://www.physicscentral.com/explore/action/machines.cfm
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Physics Central. Physics in Action: Tiny Machines. College Park: Physics Central, 2005. http://www.physicscentral.com/explore/action/machines.cfm (accessed 24 October 2014).
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Physics in Action: Tiny Machines. College Park: Physics Central, 2005. 24 Oct. 2014 <http://www.physicscentral.com/explore/action/machines.cfm>.
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