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Researchers in the US have created an artificial jellyfish from silicon and living cardiac muscle cells, and it can swim freely. The rat heart muscle tissue is stimulated electrically and this ‘beats’ to create the jellyfish’s propulsive force. This is called ‘Medusoid’ and could be a step towards synthetic life.
Medusoid an artificial jellyfish

Credit: Harvard University and Caltech

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Researchers have invented a robot jellyfish, fueled by hydrogen, that could one day be used for ocean rescues. The vehicle, called Robojelly, uses shape memory alloys – metals that ‘remember’ their shape.

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