University of Wollongong researchers have created new artificial muscle by replicating the double helix DNA.

This replica was created by using everyday materials, such as a sewing thread, which allowed the researchers to create small artificial muscles.

For the moment, the muscles are being used in micro machines and robots to help researchers understand whether it would be appropriate to use these artificial muscles in humans.

“There’s still a lot of room to improve, actually, and natural muscles are still our inspiration,” lead researcher Prof. Geoff Spinks said.

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