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Scientists Create Super-Strong Carbon Fiber Artificial Muscles

Researchers from the University of Illinois published a study in the journal Smart Materials and Structures revealing how to make high strength artificial muscles. These muscles are able to withstand 60 MPa of mechanical stress, capable of tensile strokes that are 25 percent stronger, and produced specific work of up …

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30% of Great Barrier coral died in 'catastrophic' 2016 heatwave

Scientists have chronicled the “mass mortality” of corals on the Great Barrier Reef, in a new report that says 30% of the reef’s corals died in a catastrophic nine-month marine heatwave. The study, published in Nature and led by Prof Terry Hughes, the director of the ARC Centre of …

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World's Biggest Plane, Stratolaunch, Set to Hit the Skies

The world's largest plane, Stratolaunch, could be just months away from its first flight. The aircraft - which is the vision of Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen - has a wingspan longer than a football field and comes equipped with two cockpits, 28 wheels and six engines normally used to power 747 jumbo …

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