Artificial Muscles Flex Using Fishing Line and Thread
Forget push-ups. The key to superhuman strength can be found in everyday items like sewing thread and fishing line. Through extreme twisting, these polymer fibers can be transformed into artificial muscles a hundred times more powerful than human muscles. Ray Baughman, director of the NanoTech Institute at the University of Texas at Dallas, details the discovery this week in the journal Science. Plus, here’s how you can make an artificial muscle out of fishing line.
Ray Baughman is director of the NanoTech Institute at the University of Texas, Dallas in Dallas, Texas.