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August 9, 2022
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‘Magnetic turd’: scientists invent moving slime that could be used in human digestive systems

Researcher who co-created substance says it is not an April fool’s joke and they hope to deploy it like a robot

Scientists have created a moving magnetic slime capable of encircling smaller objects, self-healing and “very large deformation” to squeeze and travel through narrow spaces.

The slime, which is controlled by magnets, is also a good electrical conductor and can be used to interconnect electrodes, its creators say.

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