Snowflakes at MIT have Magnetic Appeal

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  1. Kyle_Bennett

    Kyle_Bennett El Chingón Staff Member

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    While the brainiacs at MIT are talking about using these newly printed magnetic shape-shifters for medical applications, I already have all kinds of ideas in how we could use these at Halloween.

    Check out the video.

    “We think in biomedicine this technique will find promising applications,” Zhao says. “For example, we could put a structure around a blood vessel to control the pumping of blood, or use a magnet to guide a device through the GI tract to take images, extract tissue samples, clear a blockage, or deliver certain drugs to a specific location. You can design, simulate, and then just print to achieve various functions.”
     
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  2. the-one1

    the-one1 2[H]4U

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    Magnets, how do they work?!
     
  3. HorseproofBacon

    HorseproofBacon Limp Gawd

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    Magic...also the Earth is flat.
     
  4. Darunion

    Darunion Chin Poon Specialist

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    Vibranium, so basically it just does whatever you need it to do.
     
  5. zamardii12

    zamardii12 2[H]4U

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    I thought this was going to be an SJW-related article. Pleasantly surprised.
     
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    ir0nw0lf [H]ardness Supreme

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    I started snickering when I saw "Snowflakes at MIT" :p
     
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    Tweak42 Gawd

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    So basically they could eventually stick you inside a MRI-like tunnel and steer these contraptions to clean out your insides. I guess the upside is there are no onboard batteries to potentially explode.
     
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    Aireoth [H]ard|Gawd

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    That is sweet, ifls.
     
  9. Twisted Kidney

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    Or the AIs could load your Froot Loops with itty-bitty ones. Then your pet-robot-guard-dog Sparky could use his built in EM weapons array to rip you apart from the inside as soon as the order goes out.
     
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  10. J3RK

    J3RK [H]ardForum Junkie

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    If they stick you in an MRI machine with these, your insides really will be cleaned out... ...of your body... :D (yes I do realize you said MRI-like... ) :D
     
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    Self.
    Throwing.
    Shuriken.

    Inside you.
     
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    HorseproofBacon Limp Gawd

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    It would be like Aliens had a baby with Jackie Chan (not certain he ever threw shurikens but it would not surprise me).
     
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    ep0x73 2[H]4U

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    LOL, when the heading said snowflakes I thought of some liberal kid with face jewelry, dreadlocks living in his parents basement with no job.

    Oh, you mean actual snowflakes, gotcha.
     
  14. cthulhuiscool

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    They trap a piece of gravity in them, but it only affects metal because metal requires less gravity.
     
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    TwistedAegis [H]ardForum Junkie

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    Black Mirror!
     
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  16. J3RK

    J3RK [H]ardForum Junkie

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    Not sure if there's already one with this premise, or if that was to suggest there could be. :D I haven't watched all of them yet. It's definitely Black Mirror material though either way. (We've been watching them out of order every now and then.) Just got done with the "Star Trek"-ish one.
     
  17. _l_

    _l_ [H]ard|Gawd

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    so you realize that too? Whatta ya know LOL
     
  18. Twisted Kidney

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    Mind-Blown.jpg
     
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    defaultluser I B Dum

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    Fuckin' snowflakes, how do they work?
     
  20. J3RK

    J3RK [H]ardForum Junkie

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    Well... They start by complaining that Cyberpunk 2077 isn't in the third person perspective. They whine soooooo "loudly" that the game gets postponed another year. Then everyone is equally sad. And THAT, is how snowflakes work.
     
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