Title The Age Technology Degree of recognition National Media name/outlet The Age newspaper Media type Duration/Length/Size 2 pages Country/Territory Australia Date 13/08/14 Description As with many of science fiction’s most popular creations, there’s a grain of truth and a fleeting glimpse of potential reality behind the gigantic morphing robots in the Transformers movies that have lured massive audiences worldwide.
The intimidating robots are made from a make-believe substance called transformium, which can shape-shift. Transpose that into something called programmable matter and you’re suddenly dealing with reality.
Producer/Author Iain Gllespie URL www.theage.com.au/technology/sci-tech/transformers-point-way-to-programmable-matter-20140806-1013il.html Persons David Winkler
- DNA origami
- programmable matter
- design of materials