Wednesday, March 22, 2006

UT Dallas nanotechnologists demonstrate artificial muscles powered by highly energetic fuels

University of Texas at Dallas (UTD) nanotechnologists have made alcohol- and hydrogen-powered artificial muscles that are 100 times stronger than natural muscles, able to do 100 times greater work per cycle and produce, at reduced strengths, larger contractions than natural muscles. Among other possibilities, these muscles could enable fuel-powered artificial limbs, "smart skins" and morphing structures for air and marine vehicles, autonomous robots having very long mission capabilities and smart sensors that detect and self-actuate to change the environment.

Hmm ...



Anonymous Hannibal Tabu said...

Wait wait wait ... not only are they stronger than regular muscles, they're powered by hydrogen (which is every damned where) and booze???

Oh, this is so Warren Ellis that it makes me tired.

I'm going to go lay down for a while.

4:47 AM  
Blogger razorsmile said...

and booze???

In my opinion, that, bar none, is the best part :D

1:39 PM  
Blogger TheUltimateCyn said...

There is, in my humble opinion, NOTHING better than a good strong muscle and booze.


9:46 AM  
Blogger razorsmile said...

Oh, Cyn; you slay me.

Perv. :D

8:28 PM  
Blogger TheUltimateCyn said...

heehee, then my job is done!

11:21 AM  

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