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Swarming robots keep teeth clean

Researchers develop magnetic nanorobots for hands-free flossing and brushing

Photo by Tima Miroshnichenko: https://www.pexels.com/photo/laughing-man-in-close-up-photography-8727374/

Locust swarms can inflict damage of biblical proportions. According to U.N. estimations, a swarm of one square kilometre can eat the same amount of food in one day as 35,000 people. Apocalyptic pests aside, these swarm dynamics have inspired a new class of nanorobots.

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River D'Almeida, Ph.D

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