Researchers from the University of British Columbia created an artificial flexible muscles, they are able to rotate objects in two thousand times heavier than themselves. Carbon nanotubes in the basis of these artificial muscles very hard, strong and flexible. Muscles are composed of alloys with shape memory and polymers, including those containing positive and negative electric charges.
Barely visible strands consist of fibers in ten thousand times thinner than a human hair, they can move and rotate objects in a thousand times heavier. The new generation of artificial muscles can be used in the manufacture of tiny valves, pumps and flagella in drugs, as well as to move tiny objects in the blood in the body.
New material is produced at the University of Texas at Dallas, and then tested the quality of muscles in the laboratory of Madden.