“Graphene Microbots Built to Scour Water of Heavy Metals”

sanchez microbots in water_for web1Samuel Sánchez’s recent NanoLetters paper about self-propelled tiny ‘microbots’ that can remove lead from contaminated water gets lots of coverage this week by news channels such as Discovery News, Phys.org and several more.

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Discovery News: http://news.discovery.com/tech/graphene-microbots-built-to-scour-water-of-heavy-metals-160412.htm

Phys.org: http://phys.org/news/2016-04-microbots-polluted.html

Huffington Post: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/robot-microbots-lead-pollution_us_570bfacae4b014223249b65f?fmivtrda00b18xgvi

CNET News: http://www.cnet.com/news/graphene-microbots-slurp-lead-from-polluted-water/

PC Mag: http://www.pcmag.com/news/343667/how-graphene-and-microbots-can-clean-up-your-water

La Vanguardia: http://www.lavanguardia.com/ciencia/planeta-tierra/20160415/401123400246/nanotecnologia-microrobots-medio-ambiente.html

How Stuff Works: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cLtlS29UUZg

C&EN: https://amsocnanomed.org/files/www/CEN_-_Nanomotors_-_April_42c_2016.pdf

Scientific American: http://www.scientificamerican.com/podcast/episode/microbots-get-the-lead-out-of-wastewater/

http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2016-04/30/c_135324082.htm

http://www.waterworld.com/articles/wwi/2016/05/microbots-could-be-used-to-clean-up-industrial-wastewater-reveals-german-research.html

In German:

http://www.innovations-report.de/html/berichte/biowissenschaften-chemie/winzige-mikroroboter-die-wasser-reinigen-koennen.html

http://www.laborpraxis.vogel.de/wasseranalytik-umweltanalytik/articles/531996/?cmp=beleg-mail

http://www.process.vogel.de/graphenoxid-entfernt-blei-aus-wasser-a-531982/?cmp=beleg-mail

http://www.elektroniknet.de/automation/sonstiges/artikel/129932/

http://www.welt.de/print/die_welt/wissen/article155241496/Der-unsichtbare-Roboter.html

As a research highlight in Nature Nanotechnology:

http://www.nature.com/nnano/reshigh/2016/0516/full/nnano.2016.79.html