Swarm of nanorobots can remove tiny plastic fragments from water

Tiny robots might offer a way to clean up plastic pollution in water

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Tiny magnetic robots can help remove some of the smallest plastic particles from polluted water.

Most plastics eventually end up as tiny fragments that then hide in our environment, food and drinking water. There is no consensus on the health implications of ingesting plastic yet, but early research suggests that plastic particles can enter organs within the body and that this process gets easier as the particles get smaller.

However, efficiently detecting and removing the tiniest of…

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