Scientists create Terminator type self-assembling liquid metal morphing into different shapes

02/22/2014 - 00:00

By Shaun Nichols

 Scientists in China say they have developed a way to manipulate liquid metal substances into self-assembling shapes and forms.

The researchers, working out of Tsinghua University and the Chinese Academy of Sciences, reckon that by applying an electric charge to liquid metal alloys, they could control the behavior of substances and build simple shapes.