Showing posts with label Life. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Life. Show all posts

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Scientist Creates Lifelike Cells Out of Metal

This article is interesting in its implications for the possible forms of life that could exist in infinite collection of planets in this universe. -AK
Photo: p.Gordon/Flickr

By Bryan Nelson
Fri, Sep 16 2011 at 1:38 AM EST

Scientists trying to create artificial life generally work under the assumption that life must be carbon-based, but what if a living thing could be made from another element?

One British researcher may have proven that theory, potentially rewriting the book of life. Lee Cronin of the University of Glasgow has created lifelike cells from metal — a feat few believed feasible. The discovery opens the door to the possibility that there may be life forms in the universe not based on carbon, reports New Scientist.