Artificial nanotube muscles

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This thing about the artificial muscles is incredibly cool:

Carbon nanotube aerogel sheets are the sole component of new artificial muscles that provide giant elongations and elongation rates of 220% and (3.7 x 104)% per second, respectively, at operating temperatures from 80 to 1900 kelvin. These solid-statefabricated sheets are enthalpic rubbers having gaslike density and specific strength in one direction higher than those of steel plate.

So they’re as light as air, as strong as steel, and they can pull faster than natural muscle.