World’s smallest boat made

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The world’s smallest boat has been made and it is small enough to fit on a human hair.

Named ‘Benchy the Tugboat’ the boat is super small and has been made by researchers at Leiden University.

They are trying to understand how small particles called ‘microswimmers’ move in water and reckon this miniature design could be just the tool they need.

To help observe these natural particles scientists decided to make their own microswimmer. They used a boat design that is often used to test 3D printers.

The tiny boat is 30 micrometres long from front to back, which is about a third of the thickness of a human hair.

It doesn’t have a propeller and can float on its own thanks to its realistic and detailed micro-printing.

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Anonymous
Anonymous
1 year ago

wow that is cool

person
person
1 year ago

that is just wow

Freya
Freya
1 year ago

how can they see it if it is that small

the
the
1 year ago

thats amazing

aswdfzxchyyn
aswdfzxchyyn
1 year ago

is it smaller than an atom

Ollie
Ollie
1 year ago

wow this is mind blowing

sssssssoooooooooo
sssssssoooooooooo
1 year ago

a third of the thickness of the human hair WOW how did they do that

xavier
xavier
1 year ago

thats amasing

no one needs to know my name
no one needs to know my name
1 year ago

I want that boat

Johan
Johan
1 year ago

wow thats cool

Last edited 1 year ago by Johan
chinn rolll.
chinn rolll.
1 year ago

hiar

Amos.P
Amos.P
1 year ago

WOW Awfully small…

Youwillneverknowmyname
Youwillneverknowmyname
1 year ago

That’s tiny!

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1 year ago

What is boat made of?

minecraft rules
minecraft rules
1 year ago

thats tiny

Person
Person
1 year ago

That boat is soooo small, how can it move in water??

Finn.R
Finn.R
1 year ago

WHAT how could they get it smaller than a human hair that is unbelivable 🙂

Milly
Milly
1 year ago

That’s so small

XxwolfboyxX
XxwolfboyxX
1 year ago

:O thats a small boat!

Freddy
Freddy
1 year ago

Wow small

AHHHHHHHH
AHHHHHHHH
1 year ago

omg that’s crazy

Chloe
Chloe
1 year ago

wow. Very cute 🙂

child
child
1 year ago

That boat is even smaller than me!

tara
tara
1 year ago

wow that so cool

name
name
1 year ago

that very nice

Banana
Banana
1 year ago

The journey of the hair boat glides across my arm

lol
lol
1 year ago

A museum totally foccussed on happiness has opened in Copenhagen, Denmark.
The Happiness Research Institute opened the museum in July 2020. did you know dude
lolipop

Last edited 1 year ago by lol
anitka
anitka
1 year ago

imagine if you were the one who made that boat

donutkittie
donutkittie
1 year ago

thats tiny uwuw

Ariana grande
Ariana grande
1 year ago

That”s amazing I might make a song about it 🙂

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1 year ago

they used a microscope to make it

pikachu66
pikachu66
1 year ago

atoms are smaller than this thought still its amazing!

AAAAAJJJJ
AAAAAJJJJ
1 year ago

scientists: exist
also scientists: lets make a microscopic boat

bob
bob
1 year ago

wow

tcrart2000321
tcrart2000321
1 year ago

WOW imagine if you were that tiny you could go anywhere at any time:).

harper.cr
harper.cr
1 year ago

wow that is so small what is it made out of though

Donald trump
Donald trump
9 months ago

How do you go fishing on that

Anne Nguyen
Anne Nguyen
9 months ago

that is impossible

Bax
Bax
9 months ago

wow that is cool

Excitedabtnews
Excitedabtnews
8 months ago

wow that’s so tiny and cute!!!

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