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No source given?  Not going to get worked up about this one. 

Might actually be for real.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/02/21/zombie-cells-sandia-nation...

http://www.pnas.org/content/109/43/17336.long

But to call these "zombie cells" is a bit of a misnomer. These are tissue derived cellular cultures - just as one would culture bacteria. The only difference is in the use of silicification. Silicification is akin to pouring concrete into a mould, then removing the frame and mould, leaving just the concrete. The cell is the mould, fill with silica - burn away cell, silica is left. It's not a "zombie cell" it's a silica cast of the original cell. The high performance noted is because silica is more durable than living tissue. The tissue just gave it a nice structurally sound shape on a very small scale.

We've used similar things with less durable substrates for a good long while without instigating a zombie apocalypse. 

so i clicked on that link and then my eyes strayed off into the side bar with other stories. one that caught my eye was the wendy's one hiding a message in the new logo. i click on it because i thought it was something bad and what does it say in the logo? something terrible... it says the word.... "mom." *GASP!* that is so news worthy!! I think i will contact this reporter and thank her/him for making me aware of such an unbelievably shocking hidden message wendy's has been sending us!

but seriously... that reporter who wrote that story should be fired or at least be scolded in some way for such a terrible, unimportant, boring article. WHO CARES!!

I have no idea what you are talking about. No such article in the sidebar appears for me. Nor is it relevant to the article I posted. But it's an online publication, stupid things will get published. It happens. 

 

The PNAS link is the actual science, if you are interested.

For some reason the movie "I Am Legend" comes to mind.

My thoughts are that I've been preparing for this moment since the 80's when I first saw "Dawn of the Dead". :D

 

Honestly though, the things we do in labs and other scientific facilities these days are frightening and wondrous!

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