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Nancy_A writes: "While the world as we know it runs on Carbon, science fiction’s long flirtation with Silicon-based life — “It’s life, but not as we know it” — has become a familiar catchphrase.

Although non-Carbon based life is a very long shot, this Q&A with one of the US's top astrochemists — Max Bernstein, the Research Lead of the Science Mission Directorate at NASA headquarters in Washington,D.C. discusses what silicon life might be like."

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Why Silicon-Based Aliens Would Rather Eat our Citi

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Some people have a great ambition: to build something that will last, at least until they've finished building it.