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Image 1 - Carbon Nanotube Muscles Generate Giant Twist For Novel Motors
2011-10-14 07:06:07

Twist per muscle length is over a thousand times higher than for previous artificial muscles and the muscle diameter is ten times smaller than a human hair New artificial muscles that twist like the trunk of an elephant, but provide a thousand times higher rotation per length, were announced on Oct. 13 for a publication in Science magazine by a team of researchers from The University of Texas at Dallas, The University of Wollongong in Australia, The University of British Columbia in...

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2010-06-05 05:50:00

A new study of spinal fractures and spinal cord injuries associated with mountain biking suggests the sport may be just as risky as diving, football and cheerleading. "The medical, personal, and societal costs of these injuries are high," wrote the authors of the study in a report published in the American Journal of Sports Medicine.  Mountain biking, which involves high speeds and long vertical drops over extreme terrain, is growing in popularity.  But researchers warn the sport...


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lambent
  • Licking.
  • Hence Running along or over a surface, as if in the act of licking; flowing over or along; lapping or bathing; softly bright; gleaming.
This word comes the Latin 'lambere,' to lick.
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