British scientists created Living cells, from metal!

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  1. Ellamin

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    T-1000?
     
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    :lol  Awesome!
     
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    Mimetic polyalloy.....liquid metal.
     
  5. The621

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    i wonder if when scientists get together to discus whether they can do things like this, or not, if they ever stop to wonder, if they should.

    seriously? living metal? that's all we need. MORE life that we can't get along with :lol 

    what are they going to do with that? why not just cut out the middle man, and shove that living metal right on to the computers that control all the bombs :lol 
     
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    First this, then it's SkyNet, and then it'll be Planet of the Apes.

    Really cool though. Mostly about proving that life doesn't necessarily have to be carbon-based.
     
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    That's pretty awesome.
     
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    that is awesome
     
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    So when will the first metalic human be produced?
     
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    We're already here - Calcium is a metal, and iron in blood.
     
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    Sometime down the road, this scientist is going to sorely regret he ever created those things.
     
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    That's actually pretty damn cool

    First thing i thought of was new-age prosthetics (sp?). Like, replacement limbs, but instead of a gadget to add on to a body, actually grow a whole new limb that becomes part of the body. That would be cool, it'd help a lot of people.

    Alternatively, personal robots for everyone. And we can make a law that states that people who make C-3P0 look alikes can be shot. :lol  j/k
     
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    aw, all the good jokes are taken. still this is cool news.
     
  15. Aernaroth

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    While this is neat, these structures are far from "alive".
     
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    I must be on a whole 'nother level of nerdery, because my first thought was "Psyco Frame".
     
  17. Treadshot A1

    Treadshot A1 Or just 'A1' for short...

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    Actually, if we can make liquid metal, that would mean...



    OMG A SAMUS/MORPH BALL TRANSFORMING TOY! [/nerdgasm]
     
  18. Aernaroth

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    Mercury is a liquid metal and is naturally occurring.

    There are also metals whose melting point is very low, such as gallium, which can be melted in your hand or on an especially hot day.

    We've been melting down copper, iron, aluminum, and other common metals into liquids for thousands of years.
     
  19. Quantum25

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    Make that "we". Seriously though, this is some really interesting and perhaps ground-breaking stuff here.

    Wait, doesn't the UK have a communication system named Skynet and now they have living metal cells that can possibly evolve. They're really pushing humanity's luck aren't they. ;) 
     

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