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Tiny robot can leap from water's surface

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Scientists have developed a tiny robot - based on the water strider insect - that can jump on water.

The robotic version uses the same forces to jump as the water strider - pushing off without breaking the surface.

It takes off with a downward force that never exceeds the surface tension of water - the force that "glues" surface water molecules together.


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EXCELLENT! The next step is to weaponize these wee silicon beasties and place them under the command and control of artificially intelligent autonomous drones and they can then begin eliminating all the inferior bipedal carbon-based lifeforms worldwide.

We will have no place to hide on land, sea or air.

Alas, all the "primitive and backward" Luddites seem to have been quite prescient...

Edited by Infernal Gnu
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