Microscopic 3D-Printed Star Trek Voyager Moves on its Own #SciFiSunday
The further adventures of the Voyager! This time they’re Very Tiny Quadrant. Physicists have 3D-printed microscopic varsion of Voyager. Here’s more from Engadget:
The ship — measuring 15 microns in size — looks like the USS Voyager and was microprinted by the physicists for their microswimmer research. Unlike the impulse engines and warp drive of its TV counterpart, this Voyager is propelled through liquid by chemical reactions between its platinum coating and the hydrogen peroxide solution the physicists placed it in. Their article notes that these studies usually use sphere-shaped models for tests, so the more out-there shapes you see here were intended to produce different results and push the limits of the researchers’ 3D-printer in the process.
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