Self-fueled liquid metal

“A simple, liquid-metal alloy formed from gallium, iridium, and tin can be electrically controlled to form complex shapes or run laps in a Petri dish. To say it’s like the robot villain from Terminator 2 is not hyperbolic. Jing Liu of Tsinghua University, one of the researchers who worked on the project, which was based in Beijing, China, said, “The soft machine looks rather intelligent and [can] deform itself according to the space it voyages in, just like [the] Terminator does from the science-fiction film.” 

The metal is biomimetic, meaning it mimics biochemical reactions, though it isn’t biological itself.

Electrical currents can guide the material, but it runs under its own power, driven in part by a charge imbalance that creates a pressure differential between the front and back of each drop of the alloy. While this process is speculated to be the key to converting chemical power into mechanical power, the molecular material won’t be turning evil and robotic just yet. The entire process can only occur in a solution of sodium hydroxide or brine.”

via 10 Man-Made Nanomaterials With Futuristic Powers

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Why does Ted Cruz always stand like he’s a Termin- oh my god

Ted Cruz is a Terminator and was sent back in time by Skynet to perform the Zodiac killings.

This also explains why Ted Cruz has such a weird smile.

The Zodiac Killer (Ted Cruz) killed 37 seemingly random people. But were they really random? Is it possible that those 37 people were important resistance fighters during the war with the machines?

After assassinating each target, Cruz is stuck in the past and goes quiet, having fulfilled his duties… Until the 2016 election. Why is a Terminator running for president? To ensure Skynet gains control.

Ted Cruz is a Terminator.

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Movie Inspired Poster Series by Rhys Cooper

36″ X 12″ screen prints, S/N editions. Many of these long since sold out prints, first appeared in gallery shows over the past few years. Very limited numbers of these prints are now available HERE.

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There’s a cool cool article on Babbel about translated movie titles from around the world with these films and more!! - find out which movie is called “Die Hard: Mega Hard”, the answer… may surprise you…

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Falling into lava is the worst way to go: It’s all the most awful parts of drowning and burning mashed together like the devil’s slash fiction. But in reality, it wouldn’t be anything like that. Surprisingly, lava is really fucking hot. We’re looking at temperatures ranging from 1,295 degrees F to 2,282 degrees F when it first breaks the surface. A bed of lava is a giant liquid crematorium that is unlikely to gulp you down, if only because you’ll burn to death first.

But even if you cannonballed into a volcano wearing a heat-suit – because fuck cancer, you’re going out awesome – you still wouldn’t drown in it. Lava is over three times heavier and denser than water, with at least 100,000 times the viscosity. It’s borderline impossible for a human being to sink in it. You wouldn’t dramatically sink like Arnold at the end of T2 – you’d just shatter and burn up so quickly you wouldn’t have time to give a thumbs-up, much less the elaborate double bird you’ve been practicing.

5 Ways Movies Say You Can Die (That Science Says Are Wrong)