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Nobel Chemistry Award Goes to 'World’s Smallest Machines' Developers

The Nobel jury awarded three scientists, Jean-Pierre Sauvage, James Fraser Stoddart and Bernard Feringa, with its Nobel Prize in chemistry Wednesday for the trio’s work developing molecular machines. The laureates designed and produced molecular machines that are 1,000 time thinner than a strand of hair and have parts that move when energy is added. The machines, which have movements that are controllable and can be used to perform tasks on a nanometer scale, could lead to further...

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