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I was there waiting for transformers the battle on the big screen -- sequel that is expected to be may be the biggest blockbuster this summer meanwhile.
Researchers backed by the Pentagon or developing your real life technology to allow metal the folds on itself and change in a different shapes.
That means may be.
Aircraft could morph into a ground vehicle uniforms could adjust to any climate.
-- to bring a Bill Nye the Science Guy out of LA today easier to wow us how you -- bill and good morning to you this is called program morning this is called programmable matter explain what that is -- So the idea is you have little pieces.
And these these pieces that I have here are like -- their simulations that are magnets.
And they remind you of a -- excuse.
And these things can be manufactured now very very small like nearly the size of a grain of sand.
And so here it is a straight column it sends a computer command do itself and it becomes a bent column.
So the first idea that for example the defense.
Advanced research projects agency DARPA.
One of the first ideas would be if you had this small enough.
You can have.
Shaped like this that would change its shape.
Do something to become an antenna of a different size -- different shape that would may be.
Pick up wavelengths of a different -- radio signals of a different way of like.
But then you sit there and think -- suppose instead of just changing antennas and do this or that.
We could change him into anything and then you can have a Jeep become a car become a truck become an airplane you could change cower.
And the -- the way this works.
Is that each of these segments.
Of this hypothetical programmable matter.
Could send commands to each of the other pieces and so for example guys at Cornell people at Cornell.
University have the stuff we're 11 of these assemblage is can build a replica of itself.
And then that ruffled can can build another replica -- and these are almost grains of sand and a fluid.
If they're quite small Israeli -- car get over I Schwarzenegger is moving from forty years ago where exactly like that -- Polley metal yet I just saw him robots that flow like Mercury.
That would go through small openings to enter a cave.
Or bunker competency thing is getting real realistic.
It's it's science fiction but in the longest journey starts to put a single step.
And so if you can get a machine they can make a replica of itself.
The logical conclusion is that.
It would dare I say let's take over the war.
Let's you know you unit.
I guess it's remarkable.
I'm just it's a remarkable thing -- take -- is logical conclusion so that war scenario advanced research projects -- -- sorry there's an eruption the satellite here apologize about that bill.
-- Harvard's working on it.
MIT's working on it.
There's a project five months into its second phase may be near the find out whether or not they can make this thing work but I think the props you bring along today.
Really -- is a very telling idea about how this could be reality.
-- this shape becomes this other shape become self directed census the radio waves.
Then changes its shape.
To be V antenna for that radio way that's like a first cut that's not.
That's not unimaginable and just about there with that cool.
You well this again bill probably doing well bill I was you lose him.
They'll load besides thanks for coming -- good morning let's change the world have where when they edit them.
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