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Madam, would you like a hunk of a robot?

March 23, 2009
Carbon nanotubes
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So scientists have made a material that dramatically expands when electricity passes through, but is stronger than diamond when stretched length-wise (because of the positioning of its component material; nanotubes!) and stretchy side ways.

This makes it an ideal synthetic muscle material. Robots in the future may use this, as well as cyborg humans.

Oh and it can function between 1500 C and -196C. Which means the robots will be able to function in our future space colonies.

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