University of Texas researches have created a form of "shape memory wire" that expands and contracts when cooled and heated. To make the muscles contract, they coat it in a catalyst that reacts to alcohol and begins to heat up. These muscles can be used in robots or in prosthetic limbs.

Bender, it seems, wasn't so far-fetched after all.

Video [ScienceCentral via TheInquirer]

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