Nanocar Race: Watch the World’s Smallest Racing Competition Here

This week, the leading lights of the nano-chemistry world are gearing up for a molecular grand prix in the south of France.  Six teams will race tiny “nanocars” using an electron microscope at the Center for Materials Elaboration and Structural Studies (CEMES) in Toulouse.

Organizer Christian Joachim came up with the idea for the nanocar race — the world’s first — in 2012 as a way to drum up public interest in molecular machines and nanotechnology.

The race will be livecast over the web on April 28 beginning at 10:45 am Paris time.


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