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Scientists build tiny Terminator-style muscle


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Posted 27 December 2013 - 01:21 PM

Researchers have developed an ultra-strong robotic muscle that can throw objects 50 times its own weight.

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In an achievement that could foreshadow the type of superhuman robots seen in movies such as 'The Terminator', scientists have used the transition of vanadium dioxide from an insulator to a conductor to produce a twisting robotic motor that, at the size of a microchip, can throw objects over 50 times its own weight within as little as 60 milliseconds.

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Posted 27 December 2013 - 03:57 PM

THE ROBOT UPRISING BEGINS

Sorta.

Okay, maybe not.

I can't think of a pun.

Sorry for wasting your reading time.


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Posted 27 December 2013 - 08:57 PM

*Waits for the technophobes to appear*


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Posted 28 December 2013 - 02:36 AM

Pretty soon we're gonna have ourselves a
terminator robot


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Posted 28 December 2013 - 02:50 AM

You say Terminator, I say Iron Man.

It was so much easier to blame it on Them. It was bleakly depressing to think that They were Us. If it was Them, then nothing was anyone's fault. If it was us, what did that make Me? After all, I'm one of Us. I must be. I've certainly never thought of myself as one of Them. No one ever thinks of themselves as one of Them. We're always one of Us. It's Them that do the bad things.
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Posted 28 December 2013 - 07:46 AM

View PostShadowSot, on 28 December 2013 - 02:50 AM, said:

You say Terminator, I say Iron Man.

At least until we perfect the "Naked Austrian" upgrade.

I reject your reality, and substitute my own! Mostly because yours is boring as hell.

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Posted 28 December 2013 - 08:18 AM

I've already got a list of those needing termination.


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Posted 28 December 2013 - 06:14 PM

Facinating, can't wait for viable applications to be released to the market.


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Posted 28 December 2013 - 06:31 PM

Be pretty cool if when you use it to throw something it makes that ringing sound that Steve Austin makes...



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Posted 28 December 2013 - 08:42 PM

Houston Astros have ordered half a dozen.


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Posted 29 December 2013 - 02:05 AM

Might be wonderful opportunity for those individuals needing prosthetics.





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