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Slime robot looks like 'Spider-man' villain's venom symbiote

Remember Spider-Man's enemy that originated from a venom symbiote or black goo in the  "Spider-Man 3" movie with Tobey Maguire? Or how about Tom Hardy's alter ego in "Venom"?

Believe it or not, that venom symbiote now exists in real life!

The black magnetic slime robot was formed at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. It's made from neo magnet, borax, PVA, and silicone compounds.

Just like in the movies, it can cling to the walls and the ceiling, fit in very small and narrow spaces, and hold on to other objects.

It moves and can change shape through being manipulated by external magnets. Plus, it can self-heal.

The material is being studied to help patients who accidentally swallow objects, but scientists are still looking into other alternatives that are non-toxic and safe for humans.

—Kimberly Tsao/MGP, GMA Integrated News

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