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Artificial muscles achieve powerful pulling force

10:15 EDT 12 Jul 2019 | Science Blog

Artificial muscles achieve powerful pulling forceAs a cucumber plant grows, it sprouts tightly coiled tendrils that seek out supports in order to pull the plant upward. This ensures the plant receives as much sunlight exposure as possible. Now, researchers at MIT have found a way to imitate this coiling-and-pulling mechanism to produce contracting fibers that could be used as artificial […]

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