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mrmhead On 19 minutes ago




NE, Ohio
#1New Post! Jan 14, 2020 @ 15:43:58
Living Robots

It's a Frog
It's a Robot
It's XENOBOTS!!



Scientists repurposed living frog cells -- and assembled them into entirely new life-forms. These tiny 'xenobots' can move toward a target and heal themselves after being cut. These novel living machines are neither a traditional robot nor a known species of animal. They're a new class of artifact: a living, programmable organism.

...Later tests showed that groups of xenobots would move around in circles, pushing pellets into a central location -- spontaneously and collectively.


What could possibly go wrong?!?


another link
chaski On 14 minutes ago
Stalker





Tree at Floydgirrl's Window,
#2New Post! Jan 15, 2020 @ 16:13:21
I especially like their name: Xenobots.


So, these things originated from living frog cells.

I'm guessing (honestly guessing) that the scientists used cells from a particular frog species... and yet these things are not a known species of animal.

But what could go wrong? Hey, at least they aren't using an infectious virus like ebola.
DiscordTiger On about 12 hours ago
The Queen of Random

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Emerald City, United States (g
#3New Post! Jan 16, 2020 @ 00:10:46
but is it from the frog species that can change its sex to breed, like the f*** up in Jurassic park
mrmhead On 19 minutes ago




NE, Ohio
#4New Post! Jan 16, 2020 @ 00:56:05
@DiscordTiger Said

but is it from the frog species that can change its sex to breed, like the f*** up in Jurassic park



To paraphrase someone somewhere:
"Life has an amazing ability to survive"


So if we create a billion xenobots to start eating microplastics in the ocean, what are the chances of slight defects in the process .. or a mutation in "life terminology" - so they can replicate?

They already mentioned some can absorb the nutrients around them.
darkman666 On about 12 hours ago




Saint Louis, Missouri
#5New Post! Jan 16, 2020 @ 05:22:24
I went out with his sister, zelllobot, she really get under your skin.

there is an old buzzard one, chaskobot, he really ugly, damn ugly, a good handsome female xenobot who really desperate just ask his girl friend , easyobot. chaskobot's sister, zellobot told me that her brother wear ugly blue dress get any bots that float her way. easy chaskobot will shove off with any xenobots that travels by his port. his port is the nearest exit to the nervous system, follow any exit sign off the nervous system of life.
gakINGKONG On about 4 hours ago




, Florida
#6New Post! Jan 16, 2020 @ 10:31:00
Banding togevah in one accord against the evil decepticons...
Conflict On January 23, 2020




Alcalá de Henares, Spain
#7New Post! Jan 18, 2020 @ 23:14:12
@mrmhead Said

Living Robots

It's a Frog
It's a Robot
It's XENOBOTS!!



Scientists repurposed living frog cells -- and assembled them into entirely new life-forms. These tiny 'xenobots' can move toward a target and heal themselves after being cut. These novel living machines are neither a traditional robot nor a known species of animal. They're a new class of artifact: a living, programmable organism.

...Later tests showed that groups of xenobots would move around in circles, pushing pellets into a central location -- spontaneously and collectively.


What could possibly go wrong?!?


another link



I believe we have taken the first step in developing biotechnology, one of many that will usher in a new era of invention. With biotech, we'd be comparable to the Vorlons of the Babylon 5 universe. Wouldn't that be a fascinating prospect?
darkman666 On about 12 hours ago




Saint Louis, Missouri
#8New Post! Jan 21, 2020 @ 02:58:06
@Conflict Said

I believe we have taken the first step in developing biotechnology, one of many that will usher in a new era of invention. With biotech, we'd be comparable to the Vorlons of the Babylon 5 universe. Wouldn't that be a fascinating prospect?


interesting, i was about Babylon 5, when you started this topic. not vorlons, are they the aliens, whom in the fog on board. I see watched the whole series, but, I never really like it. I like bruce boxleitner's character in from commander of Babylon 5 to president of earth. they are some characters about a handful of them were somewhat ok to watch every season.

these xenobots were introduced in film like " fantastic voyage " in 60's, it probably more a great film, than Rachel Welch's body selling the movie. not that I was complained about it, when i was a little kid watching the movie.

these xenobots remind me the microbots that star trek's generation introduced in 80's, most likely, scientists give star trek another credit give them ideas to come with in the future to create.

it is cool to think something that go through and small enough inside your stomach and destroy cancer cells or aids. not need a surgery that could kill you on the table. eliminate annual or 6 months check up, that the patient just has to stay home, and doctor could exam you in his office.
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