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Very good piece.
Shock absorbers made from chocolate could soon be a reality, according to researchers at Michigan State University, US. If an electric current
is applied to a milk chocolate bar,
the chocolate immediately becomes
a thick gel that acts as the perfect
shock absorber. Once the electric
current is taken away, the chocolate
reverts to its original state.
Researchers are looking for other
materials able to respond to changes
around them. Some liquids form
gels within a few hundredths of a
second and can be used to make
high-speed valves. Ford has already
tested a car with smart fluid shock
absorbers controlled by a computer.