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  1. Onion Skin Used to Create Artificial Muscle

    You don’t even have to eat your vegetables for them to make you stronger. A Taiwanese research team is working on artificial muscles made from gold-plated cells from the skin of an onion — early trials show that they contract while remaining soft and bendy, a key factor of artificial muscle development. If they can lower the necessary voltage and solve a few other bugs — the next step is warding off moisture with a thin coating of flouride — they could revolutionize the soft underbelly of robotics.

    The Verge, Smithsonian

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