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  • Tiny swimming bio-bots boldly go where no bot has swum before

    Engineers developed the first tiny, synthetic machines that can swim by themselves, powered by beating heart cells.

    Engineers developed the first tiny, synthetic machines that can swim by themselves, powered by beating heart cells.

    Photo by Alex Jerez Roman, Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology

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      Engineers developed the first tiny, synthetic machines that can swim by themselves, powered by beating heart cells.

      Photo by Alex Jerez Roman, Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology

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  • To reach Taher Saif, call 217-333-8552; email saif@illinois.edu.

    The paper, “A self-propelled biohybrid swimmer at low Reynolds number,” is available from the U. of I. News Bureau.