Boffins Discover Terminator 2 Secret


The mass production of flexible, printed electronic circuits could now be a reality thanks to boffins who have figured out a way to shoehorn liquid metal into an inkjet printer. By subjecting a gallium/indium mix to ultrasound, material scientists at Purdue University turned liquid metal into nanoparticles small enough to be printed like ink. Keep up!

Theoretically, liquid metal circuits will be able to withstand stretching, squeezing and folding; opening up a whole new field of robotic possibilities – pliable robots that can squeeze through holes and stretchy embeddable medical devices will  both be feasible. As would the T-1000 liquid metal robots from Terminator 2…

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Dr Alexander Kogan, the app developer who originally harvested the Facebook data, said…

“I think what Cambridge Analytica has tried to sell is magic and made claims this is incredibly accurate and it tells you everything there is to tell about you. But I think the reality is it’s not that. If you sit down and you really work through the statistics and you think what does a correlation of point three means, those claims quickly fall apart. And that’s something any person with a statistical background can go and do.”


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