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Image 1 - Algorithm Paves Way For Future 'Smart Sand'
2012-04-03 04:55:18

Lee Rannals for Redorbit.com Researchers from MIT have developed new algorithms that could enable "Smart Sand" to form into any shape. By using the algorithm, individual Smart Sand grains would be able to communicate to one another, forming a three-dimensional object. As messages are passed back and forth to each of the grains, they selectively attach to each other to form an object, while the unused grains simply fall away. Once the object has served its purposed, the smart sand...


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omadhaun
  • A fool; a simpleton: a term of abuse common in Ireland and to a less extent in the Gaelic-speaking parts of Scotland.
This word is partly Irish in origin.