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T-1000 shape-shifting metal becomes a reality

Posted on Friday, 5 August, 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)

Tags: Liquid Metal, T-1000

Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #1 Posted by Calibeliever on 5 August, 2016, 19:00
Very cool
Comment icon #2 Posted by Wreck7 on 5 August, 2016, 22:30
As long as they leave out the detailed files on human anatomy, what could go wrong?
Comment icon #3 Posted by robofox5000 on 6 August, 2016, 1:49
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 on 7 August, 2016, 1:05
If that happens we will have created a new lifeform, correct?
Comment icon #5 Posted by pallidin on 10 August, 2016, 20:20
Comment icon #6 Posted by Zalmoxis on 16 August, 2016, 17:05
That is great.

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