Saturday, November 26, 2005

Synthetic muscle

New Scientist Breaking News - Light could trigger super-fast synthetic muscles

Synthetic muscle based on the current polymers could be 100000 times faster than they currently are, if we used a different way of triggering them. Researchers suggest that the technical challenges put this a decade or more away, but that's probably based on linear thinking, so I'd say 5 maybe on this one.

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