Sunday, May 17, 2009

Artificial Tissue - Androids anyone?

Australian and Korean researchers have developed a sponge-like material whose properties closely resemble those of biological soft tissues. It consists of DNA strands and carbon nanotubes.

At the present time, this material is being researched as an implant replacement for skin, tissue, tendons and other structures.

But if your mind went straight to android bodies like mine did, here is what the article had to say:
  • An additional advantage is the electrical conductivity of the new material, which can thus also be used in electrodes for mechanical actuators, energy storage, and sensors.
ummm do androids have to conform to the 3 laws?

Read complete article here

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