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Submission + - Wax-Infused "Nanoyarn" Used to Create Artificial Muscles->

Zothecula writes: An international team of scientists based at the University of Texas, Dallas (UTD), has developed a new type of artificial muscle created from carbon “nanotubes” – tiny hollow cylinders constructed from the same graphite layers found in the core of a standard pencil. Despite measuring 10,000 times less than the diameter of a human hair, the new muscles can lift more than 100,000 times their own weight, which amounts to approximately 85 times the power of a natural muscle of equivalent size.
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Wax-Infused "Nanoyarn" Used to Create Artificial Muscles

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