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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: http://news.mit.edu/2016/nylon-muscle-fibers-1123)

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The Massachusetts Institute of Technology is an independent, coeducational, privately endowed university in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Our mission is to advance knowledge; to educate students in science, engineering, and technology; and to tackle the most pressing problems facing the world today. We are a community of hands-on problem-solvers in love with fundamental science and eager to make the world a better place.

The MIT YouTube channel features videos about all types of MIT research, including the robot cheetah, LIGO, gravitational waves, mathematics, and bombardier beetles, as well as videos on origami, time capsules, and other aspects of life and culture on the MIT campus. Our goal is to open the doors of MIT and bring the Institute to the world through video.

Video: Melanie Gonick/MIT
Artificial muscles footage: Seyed M. Mirvakili/Ian W. Hunter
Additional footage: Pond5
Music sampled from, "Divider," by Chris Zabriskie
http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Chris_Zabriskie/Divider/06_-_Divider
https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

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