DIY Shapeshifting Liquid Metal

Posted 9 Apr 2003 at 14:05 UTC by steve Share This

Need to build your own T-1000 Terminator? NASA has an article out explaining magnetorheological fluid - a shape shifting liquid metal that hardens with exposed to a magnetic field. The article describes a variety of current applications in bridge stabilization and motion damping. It also mentions potential future uses as shape shifting telescope mirrors and robotics applications. Instructions are available if you want to create your own liquid metal in the kitchen.

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