Wednesday, March 22, 2006

Battletech becoming real?

Ok, that is a bit of a stretch. However, it appears that artificial muscles may no longer be science fiction.

UTD NanoTech Institute - News: "University of Texas at Dallas (UTD) nanotechnologists have made alcohol- and hydrogen-powered artificial muscles that are 100 times stronger than natural muscles, able to do 100 times greater work per cycle and produce, at reduced strengths, larger contractions than natural muscles."
In the Battletech universe, there was a substance called Myomer that was a form of artificial muscle.

I always find it very amusing when things from science fiction work their way into reality.
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