Courtesy MIT News

In collaboration with the Air Force Research Lab at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Ohio, researchers from MIT's Laboratory for Atomistic and Molecular Mechanics have developed a gel material inspired by the strong jaw of the marine worm. The protein material "expands and contracts based on changing pH levels and ion concentrations" according to an MIT News article and could have applications in motion control for soft robotics and sensors. Read more at MIT News.

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