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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Artificial muscles footage: Seyed M. Mirvakili/Ian W. Hunter
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