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Daisy-chain-like molecular structures mimic artificial muscles

(—Scientists from Taiwan have made interlocking daisy-chain-like molecular structures that can switch from an expanded and contracted position based on the removal and addition of zinc, mimicking muscle behavior. Their work appears in Nature Chemistry.
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