robots which shape change Archive

  • Scientists at the Technical University of Hamburg and the Helmholtz Center Geesthacht, have created a new material- a metal which changes it’s strength at the touch of a button. The new material can be restructured and transformed within a matter of seconds through changes in the electron structure of a material; hard and brittle material can become soft and malleable. This is nothing new as scientists were able to achieve this feat before, but what makes this metal special is that the restructuring can be triggered electronically and even remotely. The way scientists performed this miraculous feat was by using a strong acid to eat small ducts into metal. The material which emerges is nano-structured and pervaded by a network […]

    New metal changes shape electronically. Could this be the origin of the T-1000?

    Scientists at the Technical University of Hamburg and the Helmholtz Center Geesthacht, have created a new material- a metal which changes it’s strength at the touch of a button. The new material can be restructured and transformed within a matter of seconds through changes in the electron structure of a material; hard and brittle material can become soft and malleable. This is nothing new as scientists were able to achieve this feat before, but what makes this metal special is that the restructuring can be triggered electronically and even remotely. The way scientists performed this miraculous feat was by using a strong acid to eat small ducts into metal. The material which emerges is nano-structured and pervaded by a network […]

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