Wax-filled nanotech yarn behaves like powerful, super-strong muscle

Thursday, November 15, 2012 - 21:00 in Physics & Chemistry

New artificial muscles made from nanotech yarns and infused with paraffin wax can lift more than 100,000 times their own weight and generate 85 times more mechanical power during contraction than the same size natural muscle, according to scientists. The artificial muscles are yarns constructed from carbon nanotubes.

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