To make a solid crystal, molecules are generally so tightly packed together there’s no room for any movement. It means that solid crystals — despite their strength and durability — have generally been ignored as having any possible function as molecular machines. Researchers have now formed a crystal out of molecules that look like gyroscopes. The crystal is externally solid but contains moving parts.

Via:: http://feeds.sciencedaily.com/~r/sciencedaily/matter_energy/nanotechnology/~3/shroemTPIn0/180110101025.htm

‘Gyroscope’ molecules form crystal that’s both solid and full of motion

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