March 17, 2006: 9:56 pm: science

BBC reports that researchers at the University of Texas at Dallas have developed artificial muscles with the strength of a hundred men.

The most powerful type, “shorted fuel cell muscles” convert chemical energy into heat, causing a special shape-memory metal alloy to contract.

Turning down the heat allows the muscle to relax.

Lab tests showed that these devices had a lifting strength more than 100 times that of normal skeletal muscle.

It should be noted that Dallas is north of Austin and the bionic man was Steve Austin. Just keep that in mind. Link.

February 10, 2006: 9:46 pm: robots, science

Seriously, this is more than meets the eye. Nakamura-san at Himeji Soft Works in Japan has made a working transforming robot that goes from car to battle-class robot and back to car again.
You can watch video of it in action and read more about it over at Robots Dreams.

September 7, 2001: 12:05 pm: science

Universe Could Collapse Into Jelly
SuperSymmetry theory shows emergence of ghost quark could change laws of physics in an instant.

: 12:03 pm: science

Best Proof Yet of Black Hole in Galaxy’s Center
Luminosity tests show more solid evidence of black hole eating our galaxy.

June 14, 2001: 9:28 am: science

Evidence of Martian Water Found in Sahara
Analysis indicates the meteorite was exposed to water from below the surface of Mars.

: 9:25 am: science

Did Early Man Hunt Species to Extinction?
A controversial subject receives some new data that points to prehistoric culpability.

June 12, 2001: 3:11 pm: science

Color Electronic Paper
Electronic paper that you can print to over and over is now perfected in color by E Ink.

June 11, 2001: 1:56 pm: science

Brownian Motion May be at the Heart of All life
Thermal motion found at the heart of the cells ability to move molecules around.

: 1:52 pm: science

Carpal Tunnel Alleged to be Psychiatric Diseas
Carpal Tunnel relegated to the class of mental diseases that produce real pain and symptoms.

June 4, 2001: 12:59 pm: science

Galaxy Bulges Not Uniformly Old
Astronomers obsewrving nearby galaxy M33 found young stars in the central bulge once thought to be the harbinger of the oldest stars in any given galaxy.

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