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Spinning a Yarn: Twisting Motion Makes Artificial Muscles (11 of 12)

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Caption: Ultra-fast tensile actuation of a wax-filled yarn muscle that is one-tenth the diameter of a human hair. This video relates to a paper that appeared in the Nov. 16, 2012, issue of Science, published by AAAS. The paper, by Márcio D. Lima at the University of Texas at Dallas in Richardson,Texas, and colleagues was titled, "Electrically, Chemically, and Photonically Powered Torsional and Tensile Actuation of Hybrid Carbon Nanotube Yarn Muscles."

Credit: Video courtesy of The Alan G. MacDiarmid NanoTech Institute, The University of Texas at Dallas

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