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Muscle-Like Material Contracts When Illuminated

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ST. LOUIS, April 5, 2019 — Researchers at Washington University in St. Louis (WUSTL) developed the material that in experiments showed the ability to lift a weight by simply shining a light on it. Tests are being conducted to determine the polymer’s best use, but the main goal has been to see whether the material can do work, a trait that could facilitate the development of an artificial muscle. A proprietary polymer that contracts and expands in response to light could someday be used to create artificial muscles implanted in the human body and controlled by illuminating the skin. Jonathan Barnes, Ph.D., of...Read full article

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