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Thursday, January 20, 2005

Nano Robots Become a Reality

Many futurists predict that microscopic, self-replicating nano-robots will be a part of our not-too-distant future. Now, because of work being done at the University of California Los Angeles, that future might be here sooner than we think.

Researchers at UCLA have grafted rat cells onto a silicon chip, creating a true "cyborg" that has tiny, functioning "legs," as well as the potential to replicate. The device moves as the cells contract.

Source: CNN.com