Some family dramas are stranger than others. After suffering a tragedy, a grieving mother orders orders a mysterious product from the Internet. The result is that her life and her husband's go much differently than either of them planned.
Sure, this adorable little inchworm robot looks cute. But just wait for the day when more sophisticated versions start printing and assembling themselves from scratch — and all without human oversight.
It’s not quite the T-1000 pulling itself together after being blown apart, but it’s pretty much the same idea. For the first time in history, scientists have observed the self-assembly of nanoparticles in real-time.
The building blocks of life just got a little weirder. Natural DNA strands are also a favorite construction tool for nano-engineers because of its tendency for individual strands to automatically bind to one another, snapping into a range of useful shapes, like the famous double helix design. Now scientists at Arizona…