Thursday, 31 May 2018

Lab-Grown Rat Muscle Could Be The Next Step in Robotics

quote [ Engineers at the University of Tokyo developed a method for growing muscle cells from rats on flexible hydrogel sheets and then pairing them to move in opposing fashions on a synthetic skeletal frame. ]

The applications for prosthetics (or enhancements) are staggering.
[SFW] [science & technology] [+5 Interesting]
[by Dienes@4:12pmGMT]

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Obligatory Post said @ 7:12pm GMT on 31st May
Dienes said @ 11:05pm GMT on 31st May
Depends on how brave you are.
lilmookieesquire said @ 1:25am GMT on 1st Jun
Tiny Battle Mechs.
Anonynonymous said @ 5:01am GMT on 1st Jun
But the nature of it being organic material means it'll degrade sooner than synthetics. Sounds like a planned obsolescence scheme in the works.
cb361 said @ 8:12pm GMT on 1st Jun
The light that burns twice as bright burns half as long - and you have burned so very, very brightly, Ratty.

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