Scientists from China have discovered a steady drip of liquid metal, which in the future should become the basis for a unique robot prototypes «liquid Terminator». On news of the information publication Tape.ru.
This metal consists of an alloy of gallium, tin and indium. Due to the oxide film, making the texture of the metal binding, the metal was unfit for human consumption. However, Chinese experts have found a way out of the problem: a metal drop immersed in a sodium hydroxide solution for 180 seconds, and then treated them with Teflon.
The resulting droplets become pliable and not sticky, and can slide on the surface. Now specialists are working on the reaction of the alloy on external sources of energy, trying to change the form of the material.