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The research team at MIT are using oxide materials, like those found in rechargeable batteries, to create actuators that bend and perform in high heat. This actuator shouldn’t cave in under pressure (Photo via MIT)   It’s not exactly easy to carry out maintenance tasks inside a nuclear plant. Equipment doesn’t always hold up and breaks under pressure. The Tokyo Electric Power Co. learned this the hard way when they sent in a robot inside Fukushima’s nuclear reactor, ...

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