Experiencers have often said that some ETs seem to be “machines that are alive.” Whitley has wondered if this is what at least some of them are, and has included characters like this into his new novel The Grays. Now WE’RE making machines that are alive too!

Scientists are using bacteria to power motors, in a microscopic version of using animals to pull carts. Right now the bacteria are turning tiny man-made machines, but in LiveScience.com, writer Charles Q. Choi quotes researcher Yuichi Hiratsuka as saying, “In far future plans, we would like to make micro-robots driven by biological motors.” In other words, BOTH the machine and the engine will be alive.
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The legendary particle that physicists thought explained the basic question of why matter has mass, often called the ?God particle,? probably does not exist. Researchers who have spent a year analyzing data from the LEP accelerator at the CERN nuclear physics lab near Geneva, Switzerland say that the elusive Higgs boson, which is central to the theory on which physicists base their whole understanding of matter, does not exist. If there is no Higgs, they are totally unable to explain mass.
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