In future, microscopic robots could help heal us. While some of these have been capable of manipulating individual cells, researchers at the University of Toronto have developed a new way to get nanobots inside cells, and precisely control them once they’re in there.
Asteroids have a lot to teach us about the Solar System, but their nomadic nature makes them hard to study. Now a proposed mission called the Asteroid Touring Nanosat Fleet involves sending 50 tiny spacecraft to visit hundreds of asteroids, before bringing their data payloads back to Earth.
Scientists have developed a new type of shape-shifting nanoprobe that can perform high-resolution remote biological sensing not possible with current technology. The nanoprobes are designed to provide feedback on internal body conditions by altering their magnetic fields.