New MIT system of contracting fibers could be a boon for biomedical devices and robotics.... MIT · 1 week
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As a cucumber plant grows, it sprouts tightly coiled tendrils that seek out supports in order to pull the plant upward. This ensures the plant receives as much sunlight exposure as possible. Now, researchers have found... more
Artificial 'muscles' achieve powerful pulling force  nanowerk · 1 week
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Sheaths drive powerful new artificial muscles  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Over the last 15 years, researchers at The University of Texas at Dallas and their international colleagues have invented several types of strong, powerful artificial muscles using materials ranging from high-tech carbon nanotubes (CNTs) to ordinary... more
Sheaths drive powerful new artificial muscles  nanowerk · 1 week
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Sheath-run artificial muscles  Science Magazine · 1 week
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Strain-programmable fiber-based artificial muscle  Science Magazine · 1 week
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Artificial intelligence designs metamaterials used in the invisibility cloak  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
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Biodegradable coating to help achieve food security  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
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Air Force preparing for space reorganization as Senate advances NDAA  SPACE NEWS · 3 weeks
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Vice President Pence to visit Vandenberg Air Force Base  SPACE NEWS · 2 weeks
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