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What is the world's smallest Medical Submarine?
Anyone remember The Magic School
bus, the cartoon where the school bus shrunk down in size to carry the teacher
and students through all kinds of adventures throughout the human body. Well,
MircorTEC, in Germany, in 1999, created a micro-submarine that can do just that,
only without humans aboard.
This tiny medical submarine is only .16 inches long and .025 inches in diameter.
It was created using computer guided lasers to design the 10-micrometer layers.
Surgeons can now direct this submarine through the arteries to find and target
cancerous cells, while they watch the progress of this tiny submarine on
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