First mecha, then programmable matter. What is the world coming to?
Biotech Breakthrough: Engineers Made a New Material That Can Be Programmed
- Researchers have created a 3D bulk material from silk fibroin that can be programmed to activate specific tasks when exposed to conditions like temperature or infrared light.
- The material could be used to create everything from hormone-emitting orthopedics to surgical pins that change color when they near their mechanical limits.
It will be interesting to see how far this goes.