Scientists create near living crystal

Three billion years after inanimate chemistry first became animate life, a newly synthesized laboratory compound is behaving in uncannily lifelike ways.

The particles aren’t truly alive — but they’re not far off, either. Exposed to light and fed by chemicals, they form crystals that move, break apart and form again.

It makes me think of this:

  • MacsenMcBain

    Reminds me of “An Oblique Approach.”

  • Aenean144

    Thought for sure the clip was going to be about the crystalline entity!

    • Buckeyestar

      So did I.