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Self sculpting smart sand

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By Jur BruijnsOn 5 Apr 2012

Researchers at MIT are testing an algorithm that uses 'smart pebbles' to sense and rebuild a copy of a given shape. For example, researchers say you'd throw a small footstool into the 'smart sand,' and the sand would spit out a full-sized footstool.

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