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Submission + - Scientists Create Living Crystals: The Key to Self-Repairing Materials

An anonymous reader writes: Crystals look stunning, and may be more "alive" than we once thought. Scientists have infused life into inanimate chemical compounds by flashing a blue-violet light that prompted them to assemble themselves into a crystal. A team of physicists and chemists from New York University wanted to see if they could duplicate and control collective motion in a non-living object. Inspired by the way flocks of birds and schools of fish move as if they're a single organism, they got to work.
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Scientists Create Living Crystals: The Key to Self-Repairing Materials

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