Ray Baughman

Feb. 21, 2014

Artificial Muscles Flex Using Fishing Line and Thread

Researchers create superhuman strength from sewing thread and fishing line.

sewing thread, fishing line, muscles, super muscles, science, Ray Baughman, nanotech institute, university of texas, dallas, science

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Building a Nano-Yarn

Researchers describe a new way to create yarns containing exotic materials, from battery ingredients to catalysts to superconductors.

yarn, fabric, nanotechnology, fiber

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\tThe La Brea Tar Pits are  world-renowned fossil sites for good reason—they're the mass graves of thousands of Ice Age creatures, each with a story to tell. Researchers at the nearby Page Museum clean the asphalt from the fossil remains, and using paleoforensics, recount the grim details of their deaths. In the process, clues emerge about what life was like in prehistoric Los Angeles.

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