November 16, 2012

Wax-Filled Nanotech Yarn Behaves Like Super-Strong Muscle

UT Dallas Team's Development Could One Day Power Robots, Micromotors, Intelligent Textiles

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 than the same size natural muscle, according to scientists at The University of Texas at Dallas and their international team from Australia, China, South Korea, Canada and Brazil.