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Electronics that restore vocal ability, mobility, and salubrity

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MIT researchers have developed a material that they say will restore speaking ability to people with vocal cords damaged by overuse or surgery. Development of the material—a form of polyethylene glycol that can replicate the action of human vocal cords by vibrating up to 200 times a second—was funded in part by famous singers such as The Who’s Roger Daltrey and Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler.

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