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Make Your Own World With Programmable Matter -- from the pages of #ScienceFiction via @IEEESpectrum

Programming Matter From the Bottom Up Chemists, too, hope to fashion programmable forms of matter Engineers’ top-down approaches to programmable matter will build on existing developments in robotic technology. But there are also bottom-up strategies, using nanoscale particles or even molecules. For example, there is intense research being done on self-propelled or “living” colloids: particles perhaps a hundred or so nanometers across that have their own means of propulsion, such as chemical reactions that release gas. These particles, made from materials like magnetic crystals encapsulated in polymer spheres, can exhibit complex, self-organized behavior. They can, for instance, form crystalline patterns that break or even explode and then re-form. Choreographing these changes is impossible at the moment, but researchers have shown they can move and control individual nano...

Full article: http://spectrum.ieee.org/robotics/robotics-hardware/make-...

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