First Ever Lab-Grown Muscle That Can Heal Itself In Living Creatures

Anyone who’s ever torn a muscle will be grateful for that fact that the fibres can repair themselves. But now researchers have developed lab-grown muscle that can achieve the exact same thing.

Berkeley Researchers Create Robo-Muscles 1000 Times Stronger Than Ours

The world may be oohing and awing over all the wonderful uses we’re finding for graphene, but there’s another super-material vying for the spotlight. Vanadium dioxide might eventually become a household name because in addition to revolutionising electronics, researchers have now discovered it can be used as an artificial muscle 1000 times stronger than our own.

Fitmodo: The Science Of Six Packs

If you’ve always yearned for a washboard stomach, and you can do a thousand crunches but you still aren’t seeing results, you’re not alone. But never fear! Everyone has a six pack under there (somewhere), you’ve just got to know what to do to get it out in the open.

Smartphone Add-On Shocks Muscles For Realistic Force Feedback

When delivered through a vibrating motor in a controller or smartphone, force feedback isn’t particularly realistic. So researchers at Germany’s Hasso Plattner Institute have developed a new system for smartphones that uses electrical muscle stimulation to physically move the player’s hands and forearms in response to the action happening on screen.

Does A Speaker Made From Artificial Rubber Muscles Get Louder With Exercise?

A Japanese company called Tokai Rubber Industries has created what it’s claiming to be the world’s first all rubber speaker. But it’s not made from the exact same material as the tires on your car. This is a smart rubber that could one day lead to artificial muscle technology.

Genetic Tweak Could Hulk Out Your Muscles

Some frighteningly muscular mice and nematode worms are running and squirming around a laboratory in Switzerland where scientists have genetically manipulated the critters to be harder, faster and stronger.

Scientists Discover Velcro Makes Lab-Grown Muscle Stronger

We can grow lots out of labs these days. When you can grown full brains and anal sphincters in petri dishes, muscle must seem like cake. Except that it doesn’t hold up the way muscle should. The solution? Velcro.

Scientists Genetically Engineer Mice With Super Endurance

How do you build a mouse that can run six times farther than its average brethren? Take away all its fast-twitch muscle fibre, along with its ability to contract its muscles.

Artificial Muscles Let Cadavers Wink; Also, WHHAAAAAAAAT?!

If there’s anything technology has been driving towards, it’s the innovation that allows corpses to wink. Finally! But don’t worry, there’s a use for this for people other than flirty necrophiliacs.

Microsoft EMG Would Let Users Strong-Arm Gadgets Into Submission

Mind control is one way to control tomorrow’s gadgets, but Microsoft is at work on something simpler but no less effective (comparatively speaking): Controllers that involve nothing but the electrical impulses that take place everyday in our muscle tissue.

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