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Doktor Howl:

--- Quote from: Frontside Back on January 29, 2020, 06:05:04 pm ---https://www.sciencealert.com/scientists-have-built-robots-entirely-out-of-living-frog-cells

PREPARE FOR ELDRITCH MEAT BLOBS!

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Sciencealert isn't about science.

It will never break my heart again.

Frontside Back:

--- Quote from: Doktor Howl on January 29, 2020, 06:16:19 pm ---
--- Quote from: Frontside Back on January 29, 2020, 06:05:04 pm ---https://www.sciencealert.com/scientists-have-built-robots-entirely-out-of-living-frog-cells

PREPARE FOR ELDRITCH MEAT BLOBS!

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Sciencealert isn't about science.

It will never break my heart again.

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I actually found this in a popsci youtube video, and picked a random source to repost. I don't know shit about journalism, how do I know which ones are up to par?

Cramulus:

--- Quote from: Frontside Back on January 29, 2020, 06:05:04 pm ---https://www.sciencealert.com/scientists-have-built-robots-entirely-out-of-living-frog-cells

PREPARE FOR ELDRITCH MEAT BLOBS!

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A) I think this is interesting as fuck
B) discussing this topic on facebook is predictably hilarious because everybody who has seen a Sci Fi movie thinks that they can predict the future ("I've seen this movie, they will obviously rise up against us!")
C) That's not to say that this isn't dangerous tech--but it's too new to know what its real practical applications are

Here's the link to the scientist's page about it, which has better details than the CNN or Independent or Sciencealert articles: https://cdorgs.github.io/ -- it also has a video of the thing moving



Doktor Howl:

--- Quote from: Cramulus on January 29, 2020, 07:09:42 pm --- ("I've seen this movie, they will obviously rise up against us!")


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They will if I have anything to say about it.

altered:
This is AWESOME technology, but ultimately the main danger is something switching the cancer switch on in one of those cells. That’s how you get communicable cancers: free living cancer cells. Beyond that, they’re just  not very dangerous. Too simple, currently. Also, likely to cause immune responses if they enter the human body, which reduces their danger further.

That all said, this is absolutely the real first step to realistic nanorobotics. Nature beat us to making molecular machines and has had a few million years to debug, the right move was always going to be biological.

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