Monday, June 08, 2009

I have seen the future, and it is soft.

Universal 'Rubik's Cube' Could Become Pentagon Shapeshifter

One day, that could lead to "morphing aircraft and ground vehicles, uniforms that can alter themselves to be comfortable in any climate, and 'soft' robots that flow like mercury through small openings to enter caves and bunker complexes." A soldier could even reach into a can of unformed goop, and order up a custom-made tool or a "universal spare part."

If this puts you in mind of a certain ongoing ufological controversy, you're forgiven.

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purrlgurrl said...

Puts me more in mind of Robert Patrick in Terminator II.