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article imageNew Gel to Power Robots and Much More

By BlueButterfly     Nov 5, 2006 in Technology
New polymer gels can be engineered to expand and contract.
The researchers have shown that the gels can activate to perform work, such as power tiny robots. There is video showing how the gels work but I can't find it! Blast!
The framework is there: instead of a heart transplant from Joe Somebody down the block you'll get a lab-made gel heart. Doesn't that make you feel warm and fuzzy?
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