Nano-cables convert light into electricity

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Nanocables that convert light into electricity could one day be used to power nano-robots.

The cables are 16 nanometres in diameter and several micrometres long. They resemble the light-harvesting antennae used by some bacteria and transform light into electricity in a similar way to the semiconductors in solar panels, albeit on a much smaller scale.

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