Thursday, 31 January 2013

Artificial Jellyfish From Rat Cells

Not satisfied by merely turning other animals into glow-in-the-dark dolls, scientists have used rat cells and silicone to build an artificial jellyfish. Dubbed the ‘medusoid’ – though lacking the ability to turn people into stone – it swims and behaves just like a real jelly fish when placed in an electric field.

The jellyfish was designed by Harvard biophysicist Kit Parker, who is now planing to build other life forms. If he’s open for suggestions, I’d like to vote for Sharktopus.

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