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T-1000 shape-shifting metal becomes a reality

By T.K. Randall
August 5, 2016 · Comment icon 6 comments



A real-life T-1000 may be on the horizon. Image Credit: YouTube / RMIT University
Engineers at RMIT University in Melbourne have announced a breakthrough in liquid-metal technology.
The T-1000 from 'Terminator 2: Judgement Day' may now be one step closer to becoming a reality thanks to the development of a fluid-driven self-propelling liquid metal - a breakthrough that could one day make it possible to create electronic devices that act more like living tissue than conventional solid state components.

In one experiment the team managed to create a primitive machine by adding a single drop of liquid metal to some water and then adjusting the water's chemistry to make the metal change shape.
"Using this discovery, we were able to create moving objects, switches and pumps that could operate autonomously self-propelling liquid metals driven by the composition of the surrounding fluid," said project leader Professor Kourosh Kalantar-zadeh.

"Eventually, using the fundamentals of this discovery, it may be possible to build a 3D liquid metal humanoid on demand like the T-1000 Terminator."



Source: Independent | Comments (6)


Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #1 Posted by Calibeliever 6 years ago
Very cool
Comment icon #2 Posted by Wreck7 6 years ago
As long as they leave out the detailed files on human anatomy, what could go wrong?
Comment icon #3 Posted by robofox5000 6 years ago
this seems like a good idea but in the video it said the cells in it can communicate what if they communicate enough to realise they can do as they please and refuse commands. I don't mean like in terminator either like they become lazy or wants independence or free will.
Comment icon #4 Posted by paperdyer 6 years ago
If that happens we will have created a new lifeform, correct?
Comment icon #5 Posted by pallidin 6 years ago
Wow!
Comment icon #6 Posted by Zalmoxis 6 years ago
That is great.


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