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Dutch scientists have reported building a car that's a single molecule wide and is powered by electrons. The car is built out of a single molecule for the body, with four paddle-shaped “wheels” at the corners. Then electrons were applied by moving the tip of a scanning tunneling microscope close to the device, causing the wheels …

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Unhappy

Cupholders?

You expect me to take a car without cupholders seriously?

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Pirate

medical uses

I would imagine the intrusiveness of having a scanning electron telescope sticking out yer ass would outweigh the medicinal benefits of the nanomachines in your bloodstream...

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Coat

Oh you'll never get to heaven...

... in a molecular car.

'Cos a molecular car,

Won't go that far!

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But be in heaven you will

If you run your car up the hill,

and forget to hit the brake pedal.

Maybe for some, its hell.

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Trollface

"Don't give up the Ferrari"

Were you recruited by Dominic Connor, by any chance?

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Ok Ill buy it

How many boffins can you get in a car that fits on the head of a molecule and does it hurt ?

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"...six billionths of a meter after ten electron charges.."

I'm guessing that the 0-60 time isn't that great then?

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all very well, but how long until car parks reduce the size of the bays accordingly

after all it seems to be a requirement that any adacent vehicle must have to ding you in order to permit occupants egress/access

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Some say he's just a sub-atomic particle with no mass.

All we know is that he's called the nanoStig

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