Soft Robots Taught Me How to Be Strong
After accepting that softness could be innovative, and that strength can be supple, I sought guidance from new developments in the world of soft robots.
This is Better Living Through Chemistry, a column by Ariana Remmel on how atoms and molecules can help us explore our lives.
Ariana M. Remmel is a science journalist, audio producer, and essayist based in Little Rock, Arkansas. When Ari’s not writing, they’re birding.
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