Global Technology – May 2018

Now, let’s examine the most important technological and scientific breakthroughs emerging from labs around the world.

Never-tiring artificial muscles would be a real boon for robotics and related fields.

As explained recently in the journal Smart Materials and Structures, some Illinois researchers have designed artificial muscles capable of lifting up to 12,600 times their own weight. These muscles are capable of, contracting by more than 25 percent and doing “specific work” of up to 758 Joules/kg; that’s 18 time.....

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