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Carmen Hathaway

5 Days Ago

World's First Living, Self-healing Robots Created...

 

UVM and Tufts Team Builds First Living Robots    https://www.cnn.com/2020/01/13/us/living-robot-stem-cells-intl-hnk-scli-scn/index.html



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Abbie Shores

5 Days Ago

And so it begins.....

 

Mario Carta

5 Days Ago

Hmmm, interesting,hopeful and I must say dangerous as well in the wrong hands.

 

Carmen Hathaway

4 Days Ago

 

My original thought on titling this post was the Pythonesque "And now, for something completely different..."

Also Loony Tunes "On with the show, this is it..."

Interesting to me is their structural resemblance to Tardigades.



Tardigrades:The Most Resilient Animals in the Universe

 

Yuri Tomashevi

4 Days Ago

That is a major step in a post-human development.

Potentially an Artificial Intelligence (AI) would not be limited to only inorganic matter anymore.

There is a lot of sci-fi, where half-organic and half-inorganic monsters are present. Such vision moved in a reality domain now.

 

Carmen Hathaway

3 Days Ago

 

 
Evolution's like that.

 


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Mario Carta

3 Days Ago

They are interesting creatures for sure Carmen, I don't know though about how much evolution that could have gone through considering they are alleged to have been around 530 million years if we are to believe that.

 

Carmen Hathaway

3 Days Ago

 

No Mario, I didn't mean the Tardigrades. LOL... My response was in answer to Yuri's post.


The premise that we evolve.


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Mario Carta

3 Days Ago

Oh, got it. :-)

 

RD Erickson

3 Days Ago

Humans are on the way out - not needed anymore.

 

Carmen Hathaway

3 Days Ago

 

Or in, in a newfangled way. Bet there's one or two folks that wouldn't mind having plaque scraped from their arteries, courtesy of these curiosities.

Or being witness to new solutions to gathering plastic pollution in the oceans. Or seeing these searching out radioactive contamination.

Fatalists, realists, idealists -- unite!    'Twas ever thus.    :)

 

David Bridburg

3 Days Ago

It is an interesting approach. Might work.

It is better for the environment than building buckyballs.

We are a host animals. These might be just considered a few more parasites.

Dave Bridburg

 

Carmen Hathaway

3 Days Ago

 

Or, they'll come to regard us as the parasite. "Away with ye then...." will come their clarion call. Oopsie.

We seem to not have any issues with buckyballs increasing solar cell efficiency in transforming sunlight into electricity.

Fullerenes (AKA buckyballs) are full o' fun :) Their carbon atoms, amassed, resemble the hexagon & pentagon structure of a soccer ball.

Nano-nano ;)

 

David Bridburg

2 Days Ago

Carmen,

You think plastic is pollution now? Buckies will make plastic look like a walk in the park.

We need to regulate a few of the formations out of existence. But typical of all human activities, let's do that after the horses have left the barn.

Dave Bridburg

 

Carmen Hathaway

2 Days Ago

 

What I think, is it's time to close this -- off to muse hither & yon. Or yawn...   ;)
 




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