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Magnetic shape-shifters

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MIT engineers have created soft, magnetic 3-D-printed structures that can transform their shape almost instantaneously by the wave of a magnet. The structures are flexible, yet strong and could be used to develop remotely controlled biomedical devices. (Learn more: http://news.mit.edu/2018/magnetic-3-d-printed-structures-crawl-roll-jump-play-catch-0613 Watch more videos from MIT: http://www.youtube.com/user/MITNewsOffice?sub_confirmation=1 The Massachusetts Institute of Technology is an independent, coeducational, privately endowed university in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Our mission is to advance knowledge; to educate students in science, engineering, and technology; and to tackle the most pressing problems facing the world today. We are a community of hands-on problem-solvers in love with fundamental science and eager to make the world a better place. The MIT YouTube channel features videos about all types of MIT research, including the robot cheetah, LIGO, gravitational waves, mathematics, and bombardier beetles, as well as videos on origami, time capsules, and other aspects of life and culture on the MIT campus. Our goal is to open the doors of MIT and bring the Institute to the world through video.
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freewilliam93 (1 month ago)
Some kind of super heart could be made, but who knows if the body would accept it.....
Oz Ramos (1 month ago)
Suddenly that scene in Spirited Away where the dragon is attacked by the animate origami cranes seems more plausible
Abishek Dumpala (3 months ago)
MIT for a reason
EmeraldView (4 months ago)
The guys are Asian. Why am I not surprised, when American schools are pumping out a large percentage of students who become adults that disbelieve in evolution, disbelieve climate science, and enough morons to actually make Trump remotely competitive in an election. But then perhaps we can't blame the schools, so much as the right wing ideology that infests our nation, along with the growing number of media outlets (like Fox News and right wing radio, blogs, YouTube channels) where they disseminate disinformation and general stupidity. Along with the greedy ideology of unregulated, unrestrained capitalism (in a world and future where that is becoming increasingly nonviable). Schools in America need to better immunize students from these right wing charlatans by putting a much greater emphasis on critical thinking skills and understanding things like logical / rhetorical fallacies.
Allen A (4 months ago)
theres a company that makes custom magnets this way nothing new
Aditya Tomar (4 months ago)
Amazing!! Good job Mitians😍
Valinax (4 months ago)
A walking snowflake! MIT have created a trump supporter, amazing.
xlioilx (4 months ago)
What an ingenious sex toy.
Eli Joseph (5 months ago)
ROHITH R (5 months ago)
Hey i am very excited after seeing this, can any one help me to do this plz
open-minded skeptic (5 months ago)
Amazing. I wonder if MIT will one day develop a method of using text that's more legible on their videos; or better yet, narrate a video so one can actually watch the footage simultaneously. I know, I'm a dreamer...
susilo ilo (5 months ago)
keren bos mantab,,,,,!!
Mayyas Amhaz (5 months ago)
What about mechatronics
Jeff Wulf (5 months ago)
Hey it's walking! (dude under table pulling it with magnet) HEY IT'S NOT WALKING AT ALL.
Noora A (5 months ago)
thanks for showing the bottom of the sheet :)
renewableteacher (5 months ago)
That is really cool! The next step in the wonder that is 3d printing.
John Smith (5 months ago)
A lot of positive potential with this tech, great job guys and gals :D
Sloshy moss (5 months ago)
Perfect Strangers (5 months ago)
Use? Fortune telling Fish for AI hands. If the sides curl up, the robot needs recharge. If it flips over,...Judgement Day ! 😎
Alucard Pawpad (5 months ago)
This is a wonderful invention, it's basically a nanomachine with NO battery NO actuators, that can be ACTUATED remotely just with magnets. Suspend it in a magnetic field and you can create a crane game with a floating crane arm.
Alucard Pawpad (5 months ago)
So cute.
INDroid (5 months ago)
Was not convinced until this came 1:23...
E H (5 months ago)
holdmybeer (5 months ago)
But how do magnets work?
MIB VANO (5 months ago)
Это попросту ЗВЕЗДЕЦ, еще годков с 10 и все... нас поработят дроиды (((
Fixed Face (5 months ago)
you know what to put in it
Dylan T (5 months ago)
gota start somewhere
jerrygarciuh (5 months ago)
dtghrghtshs (5 months ago)
How long 'til someone makes a fleshlight with these?
nomarp (1 month ago)
Well ones not made so to long
D.S.C. 123 (5 months ago)
Pale background+white letters=annoying.
Pedrinbeep (5 months ago)
Sencillamente fantástico!
Andrew Lee Martinez (5 months ago)
It’s like from big hero 6
Amazing!! The physical control of the spherical ball.
noraxi (5 months ago)
Right now, in that form, i don't see any utility ...
3000 followers please? (5 months ago)
noraxi No , but everybody would laugh at an engine by itself , but when you put it in a car it becomes alooot more interesting...
Prakhar Pandey (5 months ago)
At First I thought that this thing was moving by itself. But then I saw the magnet person. Pheww....
chandra gowda (5 months ago)
Let's make a new product for different application or entertainment and new economic addition
Breakz HD Inbox (5 months ago)
Usages of this technique are endless!
Nathan ObJective (5 months ago)
I think it's application is quite limited right now, due to the difficulty in controlling the external magnetic source. Also the flexible nature of the material and the lightness of the material make it difficult to use in large applications. Currently only small objects can be moved by it.. if you need to move large objects or imprint the ink/ magnetic materials into cars or metal or glass you will need a very large magnetic force. Miniaturizing this printable object can be useful, e.g. use in substance delivery inside a blood vein. However the printing resolution could present a challenge.
Zachariah Sawyer (5 months ago)
Take some lessons from nature, think protien folding
R Dixon (5 months ago)
George Klinger ..perhaps a self moving speaker cone. or changing aero on vehicles integrated spoilers to flatten out or increase exposed surface area to increase downforce or reduce drag
George Klinger (5 months ago)
Breakz HD Inbox name one.
weegeniss rival (5 months ago)
This is exactly like the cape in batman begins
Naman Sharma (5 months ago)
The future is being realised

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