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13694271 Nanotechnology

13694271 Nanotechnology

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The La Jolla High School in La Jolla, California, developed The
Nanoclotterator. The nanoclotterator is an injectable blood-clot eating
nanobot designed like the T4 bacteriophage virus. The NCR would be
about 4 microns in size—small enough to fit within the tiniest cap-
illaries, yet large enough to keep from passing through blood vessel
walls. A specially designed “mouth” would extend from the NCR cap-
sule, biting out and removing chunks of a blood clot. The school was
a second place ExploraVision winner in 2006. The project Web site is
http://dev.nsta.org/evwebs/3314/

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