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Hold a Soft Robotic Heart in Your Hands

Hold a Soft Robotic Heart in Your Hands

Scientists have been meeting at London’s Royal Society since 1660 and this week, the Summer Science Exhibition celebrates the latest in cutting-edge science. Claudia Hammond gets to grips with a soft robotic heart which beats in time to your own pulse and is designed to show how different diseases affect the shape, size and blood flow.

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