Super Fly Muscles

March 2, 2014 By: Erin Block

Scientists at the University of Texas at Dallas have designed artificial muscles using fishing line, by twisting and coiling monofilament.  The imitation muscles have proved to be able to lift more than 100 times the weight of a human muscle of the same size. This research may lead to an inexpensive new material for prosthetics and robotic exoskeletons, say scientists. Read more via Discover Magazine.