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August 16th, 2006

Science seeks brawn as well as brains

Abstract:
"We can have all kinds of prosthetics, augmenting muscles inside and outside the body. In space exploration, I envisage some sort of robot that instead of having wheels could run, climb and fly. Imagine what that could do for future NASA missions."

One important breakthrough towards that goal could be the success of Dr. Ray Baughman of the NanoTech Institute, Texas, in building artificial muscles powered by alcohol and hydrogen, as reported in the journal Science earlier this year. The muscles, made from carbon nanotubes which simultaneously act as both fuel cell and muscle, are 100 times stronger than natural muscle.

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