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The Freaky Artificial Muscles On This Human Skeleton Are The Future Of Robotics

Using pneumatic pistons and servos to power robots makes them fast and strong, but also bulky and extremely heavy. No one is going to mistake ATLAS for a real human being. To eventually create humanoid-looking robots like the Terminator, we need to mechanically replicate every part of the human anatomy — starting with the muscles.

Science Proves 'Muscle Memory' Is Real

New research shows that, yes, it takes less time to regain muscle strength — even after decades of inactivity — than the time it takes to build it in the first place.

How Anabolic Steroids Make You Stronger (And How They Destroy You)

The quick and dirty route to gaining strength is to take some kind of anabolic steroid. These drugs actually trick the body into building up muscle mass and endurance — but they can also age you far beyond your years.

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.

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