Miklós Zrínyi of Semmelweiss University in Budapest, Hungary, has created some gels that are anything but gellin'. In fact, these gels are moving, shaking, and otherwise getting around with a little help from magnetism. The gel "snakes"--made from a mix of polymer and metal particles--bend to match the shape of any magnetic field exerted upon them.
That means with a little ingenuity, these gels can be manipulated in a variety of ways using either permanent magnets or electromagnets, depending on the shape and strength of the fields. As you can see in the video below, that means you can make them do all kinds of quirky things. But as New Scientist notes, a magnetic material that's also soft and flexible could find an array of applications, like in artificial robot muscles or to replace machine parts that are usually rigid with softer alternatives.
wow the last images regarding the application for artificial muscles is my highlight application! Anyone think of anything else?
scaring your family at the dinner table?
LOL... in the video it says magnets can make them "swim" or "walk"...
Magnets should be able to make them fly too... (which is a more impressive activity)
another application: entertainment. in the first demonstration on the video where the snakes swim in water, imbed little leds into the gel and it could make a nice nightlight for little kids. kinda like a lava lamp.
FLUBBER! Robin Williams would be proud!
-Just a 'bot that is hot in a 'lectronic world.
well, here is how: I had to remove the link to bbc uk news about europe's Goce satellite.
With the Earth wrapped in an energized magnetic field, rock becomes malleable hence the pyramids. We aren't there yet and the energy required would not be sufficient produced from anything available on E, but when the energy field arrives, aka, planet X, Niburu, visible Fluff, new planet etc., who knows?
The pyramids provided small energy that required a long time to provide a one-time (hence the 'coffin') dose similar to our MRI to detox the body. They are no longer with us so we may assume the available energy was insufficient to cope with toxic Earth.
Key thing to remember: energy from pyramids long time accumulation, small amount. Unusable in our time frame.