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Nanotube Yarn Makes Strong Bionic Muscles

Nanotube Yarn Makes Strong Bionic Muscles

What’s just a bit thicker than a human hair and has ten times the capability of a human muscle? Polymer-coated carbon nanotube yarn. Researchers at the University of Texas at Dallas created this yarn using carbon nanotubes coated with a polymer and coiled with a...

US Army-funded smart fabric collects dust on ISS

US Army-funded smart fabric collects dust on ISS

Researchers at the Army’s Institute for Soldier Nanotechnologies at MIT have developed an acoustic fabric so sensitive to vibrations that it can detect impacts from microscopic high-velocity space particles. A more earthly application of these fabrics could be for...