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Bacteria build a mini-pyramid

By Daniel Smith on Mar 26, 10 12:06 AM

Nanobots are the future. Little machines the size of bacteria that will do our bidding.

Well some Canadian scientists have decided to forget creating tiny wee robots and to make actual bacteria do what we tell 'em.

By using magnetic fields, the researchers 'persuaded' the microbes to build a pyramid.

Heads up to Popsci for the link.

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Daniel Smith - a long time ago, in a galaxy far away just north of Watford, Daniel fancied himself as a scientist but turned out to be the worst scientist since that bloke who mapped out all those canals on Mars that turned out to be scratches on his telescope's lens. Luckily, he is now not working on the Large Hadron Collider inadvertently creating a black hole that would swallow the world but is safely behind a desk writing this blog, bringing you the fantastical underbelly of nature... weird science.

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