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Biocompatible material created at Harvard is much tougher than cartilage
Researchers from the University of Bristol have created artificial muscles that can be transformed at the flick of a switch to mimic the remarkable camouflaging abilities of organisms such as squid and zebrafish.
It may be difficult to imagine, but pouring juice into a plastic cup can be a great challenge to a robot.
"Perhaps the earliest public demonstration of an electric motor," writes a team of researchers from the University of Auckland in New Zealand, "involved the automatic rotation of a turkey on a spit over a fire" at a party put on by Benjamin Franklin in 1749.
Battery technology hasn't kept pace with advancements in portable electronics, but the race is on to fix this.
MENLO PARK, Calif., April 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- An article in the January 2011 issue of the journal Science commemorates the anniversary of a smart material technology first described a decade ago in the same publication.
DALLAS, January 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- According to a new market research report, 'Global Electroactive Polymers Market (2009 - 2014)', published by MarketsandMarkets (http://www.marketsandmarkets.com), the global electroactive polymers product market is expected to be worth US$2.78 billion by 2014, growing at a CAGR of 8.3% from 2009 to 2014.
Composite materials generate electricity, reveal impact forces
Using neutron beams and atomic-force microscopes, a team of university researchers working with the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) may have resolved a 10-year-old question about an exotic class of "artificial muscles"â€”how do they work?
- A trick or prank.