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'Bio-Bot’ That Swims Like Sperm Is An 'Exciting Advance’ In Self-Propelled Biological Robots
International Business Times ^
| Jan 18, 2014
| Philip Ross
Posted on 01/18/2014 1:16:21 PM PST by Anton.Rutter
Engineers are pioneering a new way to explore the viscous fluids of biological environments, like the inside of the human body, where microscopes are difficult to place. Called a bio-bot, the microscopic biological machine swims like a sperm, is powered by heart cells, propelled by a tail and can navigate the aquatic world of micro-organisms on its own.
(Excerpt) Read more at ibtimes.com ...
TOPICS: Health/Medicine; Science
KEYWORDS: health; science
The bio-bot, modeled after single-celled creatures with long tails, called flagella, is the first synthetic structure that can travel the channels of a biological environment unsupervised. The body of the bio-bot is made of a flexible polymer. Heart cells, or cardiomyocytes, are cultured at the head and tail of the synthetic organism. These cells contract which sends a beat, or energy, down the bots body and propels it forwards.
Call the new robot ‘Pud’.
Can you get one that will EMP a drone hovering over your house? :-)
posted on 01/18/2014 1:26:48 PM PST
by Georgia Girl 2
(The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
posted on 01/18/2014 1:30:13 PM PST
by Fred Hayek
(The Democratic Party is now the operational arm of the CPUSA)
posted on 01/18/2014 1:50:38 PM PST
(Anti-Complacency League! Baby!)
What could possibly go wrong?
posted on 01/18/2014 1:52:12 PM PST
Like a sperm?
TSA wants them for probing.
posted on 01/18/2014 3:18:43 PM PST
by Scrambler Bob
( Concerning bo -- that refers to the president. If I capitalize it, I mean the dog.)
To: Georgia Girl 2
They certainly have the device ...
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