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The Heart Does the Twist

Caption: The heart circulates blood as if it were wringing a towel. The bottom twists in a counterclockwise direction while the top twists clockwise. On the right is the team's model of the heart, showing tube-like pneumatic artificial muscles that mimic the heart's striated muscle fibers.

Credit: Harvard Wyss Institute and Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

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