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A team from the University of Glasgow has created some cell-like bubbles call iCHELLs out of metallic elements like tungsten bonded with oxygen and phosphorus. These bubbles can self-assemble, and they exhibit many of the same properties that allow biological cells to do what they do, including an internal structure and a selectively porous outer membrane that can let other molecules pass through. It may even be possible to set the metallic cells up to perform photosynthesis.
The challenge is to creat metallic cells with something like DNA to allow them to self-replicate and evolve, which may in fact be possible --the bubbles can use each other as templates to create more bubbles, and experiments suggest that they may even be able to alter their own chemistry to adapt to different environments. If indeed it's possible for metal life forms to have evolved, it would have massive implications for our search for extraterrestrial life.
Among the fascinating research projects is a wrench that can it disassembles itself back into its components and re-forms into a hammer
So what can we expect in our near future ? Maybe your cell phone will wink back at you and have a little cell-phone babies
Originally posted by Meekbot2000
imagine having a metal based wife that could be there for sex then transform into a footstool when you are watching football?