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MIT researchers have come up with one of the simplest and lowest-cost systems yet for developing artificial muscles, in which a material reproduces some of the bending motions that natural muscle tissues perform. The key ingredient? Nylon fiber. (Learn more:

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Video: Melanie Gonick/MIT
Artificial muscles footage: Seyed M. Mirvakili/Ian W. Hunter
Additional footage: Pond5
Music sampled from, "Divider," by Chris Zabriskie

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