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Monday, February 7, 2011

Playing Pacman with Paramecium

This is really cool. Scientists have found a way to control microorganisms, such as paramecia, using electric fields consisting of a positive and negative current in order to play re-creations of classic videogames. It's so cool you really have to watch it in action to get an idea of how it works:


As you can see, they control the movement of the paramecia with their simple controller, which changes the current of electricity in the water solution the organisms swim in. This makes me wonder just how far this technology is going to go. Maybe one day you'll be able to boot up a fighting game and control your friends! lol

More information here: http://www.theepochtimes.com/n2/content/view/50303/

32 comments:

  1. That was awesome! Definitely following :D

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  2. this is so awesome I gotta check back here more

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  3. Interesting. Also interesting moral questions that arise from it. Should we use life to play games? I say yes.

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  4. Insanely cool. Nice to know they're spending their money wisely!

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  5. wow. im a music major and i havent even thought about this sort of stuff since probably junior year of high school. forgot how interesting it can be

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  6. Crazy. I knew the matrix was real.

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  7. intrsting stuff i'm a fan ;)

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  8. Strange that I find this a tiny bit unethical. Just using life for your entertainment. kinda like that movie Gamer but on a microscopic scale.

    But anyway, think of the possibilities. What if we can control the aids virus and play aids invaders or super aids bros. Saving people's life IRL and virtually. Pure awesomeness.

    Also funny thing is that you could have a PhD in gaming and be called a doctor. A high paying job for something we thought that will make you a no-life.

    We will be playing with peoples life. Literally.
    (Godmode activated)

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  9. alright i got my cool video fix for the day, thank you sir

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  10. Ruddy scientists.

    Fancy curing cancer? Nah lets see if we can figure out a way to play games through a microscope.

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  11. on account of your last sentence ...watch the movie The Gamer ....just watch it

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  12. Mind control in the making. Scary shit.

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  13. That's very awesome research. I wonder who first decided to manipulate the organisms and impose it in a game

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  14. That is incredible. Gaming and science lol, they go hand in hand.

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  15. This is fucking badass. I wanna play games with my bacteria

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  16. thats cool but weirdly scary at the same time

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  17. That's absolutley awesome, imagine the possibilities!

    Following and supporting :)

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  18. This surely is pretty damn awesome o.O

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  19. Just been linked to you from a mate, got to say you've got a knack for finding cool stuff! Completely different to your average "dear diary today i went to school lol" blogger!

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