Terminator 2-style liquid metal can now be 3D printed

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posted on Jul, 26 2013 @ 11:04 AM
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I have always been fascinated by science and technology. Thankfully today we can achieve a lot that can help the earth and her inhabitants.

Michael Dickey and colleagues were able to squeeze out alloy from a syringe where they balanced on each other despite the liquid center. Can this mean a future T-1000 would be able to create? Who knows! Hopefully if we do they're the good guys.


It's not quite as advanced as in Terminator 2, but a way of 3D printing liquid metal could offer a new range of flexible electronics. An alloy of metals gallium and indium that is liquid at room temperature forms a thin skin when exposed to air, which is strong enough to hold the liquid's shape. Michael Dickey of North Carolina State University in Raleigh and colleagues put the alloy in a syringe and were able to squeeze out wires, about a centimetre tall, that stood vertically despite their liquid centre.






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posted on Jul, 26 2013 @ 11:20 AM
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cool its only a matter of time before they give it AI

Ill flag and star you

thanks for the info



posted on Jul, 26 2013 @ 11:34 AM
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I think this had alredy been posted.
old news.



posted on Jul, 26 2013 @ 11:42 AM
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I didn't see anything posted and the article mentioned July of this year. I could be the first to post this and there is a thread of something similar.



posted on Jul, 26 2013 @ 11:54 AM
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I think they are miles away from T-1000.
They are close to building a true T-800 sans the flesh-like exoskin.
Which is seriously scary and outright impressive.

We have somewhat flexible electronics already...
But not 3d printable.


Good find!






posted on Jul, 26 2013 @ 11:58 AM
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No problem. This reminds me of reading about reading the first humanoid terminator in the Terminator series. The Series 70 was create to inspire investors to invest in created more advanced terminators. I just couldn't help to think about that.



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