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New trigger for self-powered mechanical movement


February 25, 2016

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A new way to use the chemical reactions of certain enzymes to trigger self-powered mechanical movement has been developed by a team of researchers at Penn State University and the University of Pittsburgh. The self-powered enzyme micropumps created by the team provide precise control over flow rate without the aid of an external power source and are capable of turning on in response to specific chemicals.Full Story

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