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January 18th, 2006

Nanostructured gel muscles in on the action

Researchers from the University of Sheffield, UK, Council for the Central Laboratory of the Research Councils (CCLRC) Daresbury Laboratory, UK, and DUBBLE CRG, France, have created a nanostructured gel that can act as a synthetic muscle. The material reacts to chemical changes in its environment by expanding or contracting.


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