The size is definitely not better when it comes to the first single molecule electric motor, which measures less than a nanometer wide – to the prospect that lash hanging from your left eye is about 60,000 times more great. Single molecule motors have been used for years, but the new method uses a scanning microscope at low temperature tunnel to power and control of the molecule more efficiently. In the future, scientists could use the technology for things like lab-on-a-chip devices , equipment, miniature medical tests that require a motor to push the fluid through tiny pipes. Tufts researchers responsible for discovering warn that practical application is still a ways off, but hopefully they will hang a Guinness world record , independently. After hearing the news, both Pinky and the Brain are fully feel more confident about their goals for life.