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2014-06-23 08:20:32

CLEVELAND, June 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Parker Hannifin Corporation (NYSE: PH), the global leader in motion and control technologies, today announced that it is embarking on the development of new smart sensors and actuators using electroactive polymer technology. Parker recently acquired intellectual property and licenses for the technology from Bayer MaterialScience LLC and its Artificial Muscle Incorporated (AMI) business unit. AMI's proprietary smart material technology improves...

Sewing Thread, Fishing Line Used To Create Powerful Artificial Muscles
2014-02-21 07:29:45

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Fishing line and sewing thread both have their own unique practical qualities, but when the two are combined they can do so much more, according to a new international study led by researchers from the Alan G. MacDiarmid NanoTech Institute at The University of Texas at Dallas. In a paper published today in the journal Science, researchers from UT Dallas, the University of British Columbia (UBC), and others from Australia, South...

EcoBots: Robots With ‘Hearts’ Powered By Urine, Waste
2013-11-08 17:02:41

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online Whiz kids at the University of Bristol have taken another step toward creating an autonomous waste-driven robot by developing a heart-like pump that moves urine as it draws power from it. The latest technological splash expands on previous work from the Bristol Robotics Laboratory. The joint endeavor between the University of the West of England and the University of Bristol has produced four generations of ‘EcoBots’ that are...

2013-10-01 23:19:22

Transparency Market Research published new "Medical Polymers Market – Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast 2012 – 2018" market research report to its report store. Browse the report with TOC: visit http://www.transparencymarketresearch.com/medical-polymers-market.html. Albany, NY (PRWEB) October 01, 2013 The Medical Polymers market is comprised of resins and fibers, elastomer and biodegradable plastics used in various healthcare applications...

To Prove A Point, Transparent Artificial Muscle Plays Grieg
2013-08-29 15:24:05

Harvard University Gel-based audio speaker demonstrates capabilities of ionic conductors, long thought limited in application In a materials science laboratory at Harvard University, a transparent disk connected to a laptop fills the room with music—it's the "Morning" prelude from Peer Gynt, played on an ionic speaker. No ordinary speaker, it consists of a thin sheet of rubber sandwiched between two layers of a saltwater gel, and it's as clear as a window. A high-voltage signal...

2013-07-19 11:18:28

Surprising property, presented at the American Crystallographic Association Meeting in Hawaii, could aid in the design of pressure sensors and artificial muscles If you squeeze a normal object in all directions, it shrinks in all directions. But a few strange materials will actually grow in one dimension when compressed. A team of chemists has now discovered a structure that takes this property to a new level, expanding more dramatically under pressure than any other known material. The...

2013-03-24 23:03:34

[186 Pages] Energy Harvesting Market Report segments the market by geographies such as North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Rest of the World. (PRWEB) March 24, 2013 According to a new market research report, “Energy Harvesting Market- Global Forecast and Analysis (2012-2017) By Technology, Application & Geography published by MarketsandMarkets, the total market is expected to reach $1894.87 million by 2017, at a CAGR of 24.31%. Browse 70 Market Data Tables 22 Figures...

Scientists Create Powerful, Microscale Actuator That Can Flex Like A Finger
2012-12-17 11:06:55

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Researchers with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)'s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) and the University of California, Berkeley, have developed an elegant and powerful new microscale actuator that can flex like a tiny beckoning finger. Based on an oxide material that expands and contracts dramatically in response to a small temperature variation, the actuators are smaller than the width of a human hair and are promising for...

2012-11-16 10:51:09

Yarn muscles could power robots, micromotors, intelligent textiles New artificial muscles made from nanotech yarns and infused with paraffin wax can lift more than 100,000 times their own weight and generate 85 times more mechanical power during contraction than the same size natural muscle, according to scientists at The University of Texas at Dallas and their international team from Australia, China, South Korea, Canada and Brazil. The artificial muscles are yarns constructed from...


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