Watching Four Minutes of Magnetic Putty Swallowing Things Is Oddly…

Sure, you've seen the master mutant powers of magnetic putty before and how its snake-like unhinging ability can completely engulf an object. It's the work of magic! Or the closest thing we have to magical powers (magnets). PBS Digital Studios and Shanks FX teamed up to have a bit of fun with magnetic putty and… » 4/15/13 8:00pm 4/15/13 8:00pm

DARPA Developing "Fracture Putty" to Heal and Support Shattered Bones

DARPA, the military's premier R&D team has been given the task of producing "a dynamic putty-like material" that can be packed in around shattered bone to help support a patient's body during the healing process. It would also be designed to bio-degrade when all is said and done. If DARPA is successful in developing… » 5/28/08 6:50pm 5/28/08 6:50pm