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New 'soft' motor made from artificial muscles

The electrostatic motor, used more than 200 years ago by Benjamin Franklin to rotisserie a turkey, is making a comeback in a promising new design for motors that is light, soft, and operates without external electronic controllers.

Feb 15, 2012
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Painting in virtual reality, no trial-and-error

Almost any product made of plastic, metal or wood is painted or coated. But colour doesn't come cheap. The biggest polluter in a factory is the painting and surface treatment processes. By painting in virtual ...

Feb 19, 2014
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A new motor for the watch of tomorrow

An electromagnetic three-phase motor, invented by EPFL’s Integrated Actuators Laboratory, will enable the watchmaking industry to build watches that are three times more efficient and that can include ...

Aug 04, 2011
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