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“In lab experiments, the bubbles were created in a saline solution and controlled with a 400mW infrared laser that was shone onto its inner surface. …while the bubble microrobot’s capabilities are limited, they can be very useful as microscopic bulldozers, pushing and positioning other tiny particles and structures with remarkably fine control and accuracy. …Multiple bubbles can be controlled independently by different lasers, which could in theory allow them to be organised into more complex machines and mechanisms as needed.”

http://www.gizmodo.com.au/2012/05/researchers-turn-bubbles-into-laser-controlled-microrobots/

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