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Engineers develop smart material that changes stiffness when twisted or bent

left to right, Boyce Chang, Martin Thuo, Michael Bartlett and Ravi TutikaIowa State's Martin Thuo and Michael Bartlett led development of a rubbery material that transforms itself into a hard composite when bent, twisted or squeezed. The new material could be used in medicine to support delicate tissues or in industry to protect valuable sensors.
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