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Published on Mar 12, 2012
University of Kentucky Materials Engineer Bruce Hinds discovered how to pump fluids through nanotubes just as fast as Nature can pump them through cell walls. In January 2012, top-tier journal "Nature Nanotechnology" featured Hinds' nanoscale ion pumps. These nanopumps could soon be used to capture energy, purify water, and treat nicotine addiction. Hinds' prototype nicotine skin patch can be turned on and off via Bluetooth, using a smartphone app. Produced by University of Kentucky Research Communications.