Emerging Tech

This artificial muscle is powered just like the real thing, no battery required

The artificial muscle consists of polymer material, into which the researchers have integrated enzymes. A solution of glucose and oxygen in water powers the polymer actuator, in a similar way as biological muscles. Thor Balkhed/Linköping University Aside from some impressive robotics tech and a synthetic Austrian accent, what’s the most important component for building a […]

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Cutting-edge paper-based battery is powered by electron-harvesting bacteria

Considering that they can contain ingredients like nickel-cadmium, alkaline, and mercury, batteries represent a potentially dangerous form of waste. For this reason, it’s no wonder that researchers are busy trying to come up with environmentally future-friendly batteries, which could one day be used to power similarly biodegradable devices. That’s where a new project from Binghamton […]