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Soft robotics is a quickly emerging field that takes a lot of inspiration from marine creatures like squids and starfish. A light-controlled hydrogel was recently developed that could be used for control of these new robotic devices, but now researchers at North Carolina State University are taking the development of soft robotic devices to a new level with electrically-charged hydrogels.

The “ionoprinting” technique, as the team has dubbed it, uses a copper electrode to inject positively-charged copper ions into a hydrogel material (a highly absorbent polymer material that is nearly 99.9 percent water). The copper ions bond with negatively charged ions n the hydrogel’s polymer network, creating a more robust and mechanically stiffer structure.

Applying an electrical current then causes the hydrogel to flex. Although electrical fields have been used to actuate hydrogel materials before, this is the first time that electromechanically active electrodes have been used to drive the motion. Also, this is the first time that the binding of ions has been used to create a more rigid hydrogel network in this way.

As well as being able to fold hydrogels significant distances within seconds, the technology allows the application of modest voltages to locally tune the mechanical properties of hydrogels to create physically-reinforcing exoskeletons. The copper ions can be injected into specific sections of the hydrogel material for more precise movement, with the resulting pattern of ions stable in water for a period of months. The more ions that are injected, the greater the hydrogel’s bending capabilities.

“We are currently planning to use this technique to develop motile, biologically compatible microdevices,” says Dr. Orlin Velev, INVISTA Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at NC State.

This gives the technique potential in not only soft robotics, but also many other biomedical applications. Artificial muscles, enviro-intelligent sensors, actuators, biomimetic microbots, micropatterned thin films, cell scaffolds and drug-delivery are just some of the other potential applications for the technology according to the researchers.

The team’s paper is published in the journal Nature Communications.

The video below shows the ionoprinting process and hydrogels in action.

Source: North Carolina State University

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Is Pornography Dead?

What a great quote to use in association with the adult entertainment business. Take a look at this article written by David Rosen of AlterNet.  Some very interesting statistics!

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We are witnessing the technological progress unfold in front of our eyes and soon this seemingly futuristic technology will be both available and affordable for all. No longer is this science fiction, this is our reality.

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Even though she majored in linguistics, businesswoman Allison Vivas was more attracted to tackling the field of internet marketing, taking occasional side jobs in marketing as she worked on her degree.  When she graduated from the University of Arizona in 2001, Vivas began to search for a marketing-related job that would let her engage in the work she enjoyed so much.

At the age of 21, Vivas became the seventh employee of TopBucks, an adult webmaster company.  In charge of their marketing and webmaster relationships, Vivas rose quickly through the ranks, landing the position of Marketing Director.  In 2004, TopBucks began producing its own content and created the PinkVisual brand to manage it, placing Vivas on the project as Marketing Coordinator.  Within two years, Vivas the President of PinkVisuals, becoming the driving force behind the innovative film company.

Over the years, Vivas has led PinkVisual to increasing success, bringing attention to both herself and the company.  In 2010, Vivas was named one of the Top 10 Women in Male Dominated fields by online knowledge forum BigThink.com, was featured as one of the “World’s Best Persons” on Countdown with Keith Olbermann, and has participated in education panels at various events and internet-themed enclaves as the Adult Entertainment Expo, the XBIZ Conference, InterNext Expo, CybernetExpo, and South by Southwest Interactive.  She also was awarded the XBIZ Woman of the Year award twice, in 2010 and 2011, and more recently received their Free Speech Coalition Award in 2012.

You can read more about Allison Vivas and Pink Visual in the book The Unsexpected Story.

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