China makes T-1000 liquid metal so that robots will shapeshift and kill us all
The development is already drawing parallels to Terminator 2: Judgement Day. The mechanism is a self-propelled alloy mostly of gallium, with indium and tin. Fueled by a mix of sodium hydroxide and aluminium, the metal can slide for about an hour in various directions and through a rangle of shaped channels.
Which means that artificial human-level intelligence will not yet freely morph on the side of the highway, but we're closer. Researchers Jie Zhang, Youyou Yao, Lei Sheng, and Jing Liu call it: "mollusk."