World’s smallest boat made

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 month ago

wow that is cool

person
person
1 month ago

that is just wow

Freya
Freya
1 month ago

how can they see it if it is that small

the
the
1 month ago

thats amazing

aswdfzxchyyn
aswdfzxchyyn
1 month ago

is it smaller than an atom

Ollie
Ollie
1 month ago

wow this is mind blowing

sssssssoooooooooo
sssssssoooooooooo
1 month ago

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

xavier
xavier
1 month ago

thats amasing

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

I want that boat

Johan
Johan
1 month ago

wow thats cool

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

hiar

Amos.P
Amos.P
1 month ago

WOW Awfully small…

Youwillneverknowmyname
Youwillneverknowmyname
1 month ago

That’s tiny!

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1 month ago

What is boat made of?

minecraft rules
minecraft rules
1 month ago

thats tiny

Person
Person
1 month ago

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

Finn.R
Finn.R
1 month ago

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

Milly
Milly
1 month ago

That’s so small

XxwolfboyxX
XxwolfboyxX
1 month ago

:O thats a small boat!

Freddy
Freddy
1 month ago

Wow small

AHHHHHHHH
AHHHHHHHH
1 month ago

omg that’s crazy

Chloe
Chloe
1 month ago

wow. Very cute 🙂

child
child
1 month ago

That boat is even smaller than me!

tara
tara
1 month ago

wow that so cool

name
name
1 month ago

that very nice

Banana
Banana
1 month ago

The journey of the hair boat glides across my arm

lol
lol
1 month 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 month ago by lol
anitka
anitka
1 month ago

imagine if you were the one who made that boat

donutkittie
donutkittie
1 month ago

thats tiny uwuw

Ariana grande
Ariana grande
1 month ago

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

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29 days ago

they used a microscope to make it

pikachu66
pikachu66
26 days ago

atoms are smaller than this thought still its amazing!

AAAAAJJJJ
AAAAAJJJJ
25 days ago

scientists: exist
also scientists: lets make a microscopic boat

bob
bob
22 days ago

wow

tcrart2000321
tcrart2000321
21 days ago

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

harper.cr
harper.cr
17 days ago

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

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