Damn, the microfluidics lab at MIT is like a team out of Junkyard Wars - they built a robotic snail out of "unsophisticated gears, wiring and pieces of plastic."
What are microfluidics? Well, Gothamist's first guess was something about "teeny tiny" and "liquidy," and the Boston Globe says we're right: ''microfluidics,'' which is the science of understanding how liquids behave on a very small scale. The hope is that understanding microfluidics will help scientists develop cancer drugs as well as build biological weapons detectors. Crazy nerds at MIT (sorry, Justin, but you know we love you) - what will they think of next?