05 Sep '11, 3am

Record for Singapore with world's smallest working gears

Researchers from Singapore's Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*Star) have put Singapore into the Guinness Book of World Records by successfully demonstrating the world's smallest fully-controlled rotation of a molecule-sized gear. The gears are up 100,000 times smaller than the width of a single strand of hair and can only be viewed using powerful microscopes. Probably a first for Singapore science, A*Star's Institute of Materials Research and Engineering research team is now the only non-European Union team working on a 10-million euro (S$17.08 million) project to build a molecule-sized processor.

Full article: http://www.straitstimes.com/BreakingNews/Singapore/Story/...

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