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By Robert Rapier on Sep 6, 2007 with 6 responses

World’s Smallest Gasoline Engine

While I try to be very careful about posting hype masquerading as a legitimate technology breakthrough, this story is too good to pass up (even though it contains a lot of hype). I don’t know about the prospects for commercial success (as I have said before, I have been waiting for my DNA computer for 15 years) but this story is interesting and topical: New mini petrol engine There is a copyrighted picture at the link showing the engine resting on a fingertip. Some excerpts from the story: Scientists have built the smallest petrol engine — tiny enough to power a watch. The mini-motor, which runs for two years on a single squirt of lighter fuel, is set to revolutionise… Continue»