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  • Researchers explore the science of muscles

    Researchers explore the science of muscles

    By Christopher Palmer
    Christopher Palmer
    Published: Sept. 21, 2010

    Ron Elber from the Institute for Computational Engineering and Sciences explains how he and his colleagues use the powerful computing resources of the Texas Advanced Computing Center to build time-accurate 3-D models that illustrate how muscles convert chemical energy into mechanical push and pull.

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      John Fiendstein said on April 17, 2011 at 3:50 p.m.
      The progross we are making as humans in understanding ourselves is profound. I remember, a few years ago, it seemed that the more science understood, the more questions were raised. While that is the case, the fact that we can begin to understand basic functions and how they operate gives us some answers and I am glad that UTexas is on the forefront of this achievement
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      Cory Cook said on April 15, 2011 at 6:15 p.m.
      Wow, thanks for the detailed video. I find it amazing how computers are being utilized in order to increase our understandings of ourselves. I believe that in the future this discovery concerning the proteins and how they convert chemical energy into mechanical energy, will be an important component in the furthering our understandings of how the body works. I wonder if this type of understanding can be used in the development of better robotics or future power sources?