Robot Fish Microplastics Ocean
Microplastics are quite harmful to animals if ingested, but are very tough to clean up, that is unless…you use these mini robot fish. Researchers developed light-activated robot fish that measure around 0.5mm and basically swim around, picking up and consuming microplastics from the environment.

Robot Fish Microplastics Ocean
These small, flexible and self-propelled robot fish are able to reach microplastics that have fallen in cracks and crevices with ease. How? It’s made from nacre, a strong and flexible material, found on the inside surface of clam shells. One side of this material has lots of calcium carbonate mineral-polymer composites, while the other is mainly a silk protein filler. To synthesize nacre for these robot fish, the researchers made nanosheets of β-cyclodextrin molecules to sulfonated graphene before incorporating it into polyurethane latex mixtures. The final material was very similar to nacre and fabricated using layering techniques. Fortunately, you won’t have to teach rats how to operate these robots.

Segway Ninebot MAX Electric Kick Scooter, Max Speed 18.6 MPH, Long-range Battery, Foldable and Portable
5,489 Reviews
Segway Ninebot MAX Electric Kick Scooter, Max Speed 18.6 MPH, Long-range Battery, Foldable and Portable
  • Revolutionary Upgrade of Electric Scooters: With powerful 350W motor, Segway Ninebot MAX can reach to 18. 6 mph, travel up to 40. 4 miles and max load of 220 lbs. Our Smart Battery Management System assures the battery safety and extends the battery life, Input Voltage 100-240V ~ 50/60Hz
  • Portable Folding Design: One-step folding system for easy portability. Segway Ninebot MAX electric scooter can be folded with ease in mere 3 seconds. Carry it on public transportation, store it in your car and any destination you desire effortlessly.
  • Safe & Comfortable Riding: the mechanical and electrical Anti-Lock braking system ensure braking safety. Front and rear wheel shock absorbers equipped with self-healing 10-inch pneumatic tires provide max comfort, even on rough surfaces or speed bumps.
  • Innovative & Superior Technology: With the LED display, bluetooth capabilities, cruise control, select riding modes and mobile app connectivity for additional security, firmware updates and more. Built-in charger, only use one cord for fast charging.
  • Quality Assurance: Ninebot KickScooter MAX by Segway is designed to be the most sturdy and powerful electric scooter. One-year or 180-day for different parts, please refer to information in product details below.

I think nanotechnology holds great promise for trace adsorption, collection, and detection of pollutants, improving intervention efficiency while reducing operating costs. It is of great significance to develop a robot to accurately collect and sample detrimental microplastic pollutants from the aquatic environment,” said Yuyan Wang, study co-author and Polymer Research Institute of Sichuan University researcher.