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Pentagon Looking at Transformers-Type Technology

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Sabrblade at 2009-06-14 8:55 pm
A recent report at has a very interesting Fox News video clip of a news story that will rock the Transformers fandom like never before! According to the clip, the Pentagon and several universites are trying to create a form of technology that is strikingly identical to the science fiction technology that is the very nature of The Transfomers, which is called "programmable matter".

Here's the description:
"Redice Creations: The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is developing a technology that will allow future military equipment to change shape on command. Several university teams are working on different approaches to create 'programmable matter'—made of individual pieces that can self-assemble into tools or spare parts. One of the approaches being examined uses sheets of self-folding material that can form three-dimensional shapes on command."

But to get the full idea of the subject you must view the clip and pay very close attention to what Mr. Bill Nye the Science Guy, who is explaining to us the details about this new development, is saying.

You must absolutely click HERE to view the news story video clip!

Lord Megatron said,  - 2009-06-14 21:10:26
Huh, sounds pretty cool! Glad to see that someone is paying attention to us.
starscreamer said,  - 2009-06-15 00:13:50
i am indeed a fan of studying robotics/cybernetics. well technology really does amaze me.
The Naked Poop said,  - 2009-06-15 01:42:18
Whoa! Bill Nigh the pirate guy?
Slashwing said,  - 2009-06-15 01:44:08
and these materials to a humanoid robot and BAM! instant protoform now we need a spark for the actual TF
I wonder if future TF toys would use such technology. "Have your bot or con scan other toys or devices and he's ready to battle!!"
Autobutt said,  - 2009-06-15 10:33:38
Thats pretty awesome...but im thinking yeah it could take over the world. It kinda reminds me of the Terminators also.
Jumpercliff said,  - 2009-06-15 18:28:37
Didn't some eggheads in England come up with a microscopic version of this concept a few years ago?
soundwave1009 said,  - 2009-06-15 21:04:17
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