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Zeste de science

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6498

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00:02:52

Production year

2018

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The Youtube channel Zeste de science explores all aspects of scientific research, proving that even the most complicated scientific facts can be explained in less than 5 minutes, and that even the most seemingly trivial events of everyday life, if thoroughly studied, can contribute to the biggest technological advances.
Episode 9: Scientists in Bordeaux have proven that it is possible to move a conductive polymer without touching it. To that end, they resorted to bipolar electrochemistry: they established an electric current inside an aqueous medium in which a polymer strip was immersed. The current provoked a chemical reaction that distorted the polymer. Since it takes place in an aqueous medium, this reaction may have biomedical applications in the future, such as the development of artificial muscles.

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