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

Jan. 07, 2011

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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Teaching Ancient Nautilus New Tricks

\tWith its heavy outer shell, weak vision, and primitive brain, the nautilus lacks much of the excitement of the more flashy and cunning cephalopods. Yet a series of experiments by evolutionary biologists Dr. Jennifer Basil and Robyn Crook involving fish juice, blue lights, and mazes dispels the notion that this ancient species is incapable of basic learning and throws into question the origins of cephalopods' intellectual prowess.

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