Flexible batteries are nothing new, but shoelace batteries are. LG Chem has developed a battery that fits around a copper cable, providing you with flexibility and another way to tie your shoes. They have tested the batteries on a red LED screen (as you can see above), and on a fourth-generation iPod Shuffle. This is another step forward in bring you a flexible smartphone, not that you need one anyways.
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Scientist at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), have grown their own muscle tissue. This major milestone didn’t stop their curiosity, so they decided to stimulate those muscle tissues with light. The result caused individual muscle tissues to contract. With a 20 millisecond laser, getting the job done, this opens a whole new world of possibilities, including bio-robots. Hopefully a couple of decades from now, I’ll have my own bio-robot to get my laundry done.
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