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Light-as-Air, Heatproof Nanotube Muscles

A two-millimeter-wide strip of an airy carbon-nanotube material expands to more than three times its width when a five-kilovolt voltage is applied to it.
March 19, 2009

A two-millimeter-wide strip of an airy carbon-nanotube material expands to more than three times its width when a five-kilovolt voltage is applied to it.