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Meet the xenobot: world’s first living, self-healing robots created from frog stem cells.

Meet the xenobot: world’s first living, self-healing robots created from frog stem cells.

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  1. Don’t teach them to replicate. I’ve seen stargate I know what happens.

  2. Science fiction is becoming more and more real. Technology is inevitable. It reminds of Jules Verne’s Nautilus and the subsequent invention of submarines.

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  4. Little microscopic frogs running through your blood?

  5. They were so preoccupied with whether or not they could, they didn’t stop to think if they should.

  6. >Named xenobots after the African clawed frog (Xenopus laevis) from which they take their stem cells, the machines are less than a millimeter (0.04 inches) wide — small enough to travel inside human bodies. They can walk and swim, survive for weeks without food, and work together in groups.

    >These are “entirely new life-forms,” said the University of Vermont, which conducted the research with Tufts University.

  7. “They cant reproduce or evolve.”
    I’ve seen Jurassic Park. Life… uh, will find a way.

  8. Why would we make this?!

  9. Don’t scientists ever read science fiction?

  10. since I was a kid, I thought… what would be the way to send humans to another planet, far far away?

    then it hit me, just send DNA (stuff), bombard candidates planets and let them grow (details were and are not clear).

    We are robots ourselves, sent by other civilizations, to expand life in the Universe. We were planted.

  11. Get a few shots of this stuff, and I could ace the long jump..

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