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Developers of the world's smallest machines wins the 2016 Nobel Prize for Chemistry


<p>The 2016 Nobel Prize for Chemistry has been awarded to a Scottish, French and Dutch-born trio of boffins who have developed the world’s smallest machines.</p> <p>Jean-Pierre Sauvage, Sir J Fraser Stoddart and Bernard L Feringa have developed molecules with controllable movements, which can perform tasks when energy is used.</p> <p>The micro-machines are not visible to the human eye.</p> <p>Linking molecules together, they are a thousand times thinner than a strand of hair.</p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr"><span class="caps">BREAKING</span> <span class="caps">NEWS</span> 2016 <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/NobelPrize?src=hash">#NobelPrize</a> in Chemistry to Jean-Pierre Sauvage, Sir J. Fraser Stoddart and Bernard L. Feringa <a href="https://t.co/buInkIc1KC">pic.twitter.com/buInkIc1KC</a></p>— The Nobel Prize (@NobelPrize) <a href="https://twitter.com/NobelPrize/status/783604573617414144">October 5, 2016</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>
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