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Creating Nanobots Like They Do In Movies
Fans of the 2018 film Avengers: Infinity War will know the scene where Tony Stark taps a panel on his chest to release a billion tiny robots, which rapidly assemble into an Iron Man suit around him. Tony Stark did something real-world scientists are