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June 22, 2012: Self-Sculpting Sand. First Step To Replication?

Imagine what would happen if you could duplicate and enlarge any small object of your choosing. This new technological feat may seem like it's ripped right out of a science fiction novel, but new "smart sand" technology can make instant duplication possible. 

Future science blog PopSci has reported that the folks over at MIT are developing self-sculpting sand. Even if these robotic pebbles are used for mundane applications like the duplication of rare mechanical components, the possibilities of replication are mind-blowing.

For more about this self-sculpting sand, visit 'Smart Sand' Could Self-Sculpt into Any Shape, Duplicating Objects Automatically.

-- Monica Valentinelli

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