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04-14-2012, 01:10 AM
Check out this new article from the Daily Illuminator that Steve Jackson Games posted:

April 14, 2012: Your Future Car Will .*.*. Heal Itself? (http://www.sjgames.com/ill/a/2012-04-14)

Defying the definition of "carbon-based life form," British scientist Lee Cronin (http://www.chem.gla.ac.uk/cronin/research.php?theme=Inorganic%20Biology%20and%20Evo lvable%20Systems) claims he has created self-replicating cells out of metal. The applications of artificial intelligence that can evolve from a single cell, or what he refers to as iCHELLS, are mind-blowing if not a bit scary. Can you imagine getting into a car accident and watching your dents heal themselves? Or what'll happen when your computer is made out of living metal? Cybernetics and artificial intelligence suddenly seem a lot more possible. The idea of metal-based life forms may even change how scientists regard and search for extraterrestrial life.

Read the original story*Lifelike Cells Are Made Out of Metal (http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn20906-lifelike-cells-are-made-of-metal.html)*and the more recent article Is Metal the New Building Block of Life? (http://www.realscience.us/2011/12/15/is-metal-the-new-building-block-of-life/)*for additional information.

Monica Valentinelli (monicav@sjgames.com)

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