The Columbia University DNA ‘Spiderbot' is Made Out of Microscopic Mo

 - May 15, 2010   Updated: Jun 16 2011
References: cosmosmagazine & dailymail
The Columbia University DNA ‘Spiderbot’ was recently featured in the science journal Nature. These microscopic robots are made out of DNA and can run, create tiny products, build computer components, and even help surgeons clean human arteries.

The Columbia University DNA ‘Spiderbot’ is 10,000 times smaller than the diameter of a human hair, and can even identify diseases within human cells and destroy them.

Implications - With the rapid advancement of microtechnology, scientists and roboticists are discovering that their work can positively effect the health care field, especially in the realm of surgery. These miniature robots do work at a scale that is currently impossible, opening the door for new-age treatments.