Scientists Create "Artificial Electronic Skin" From Nanowire Mesh

80beatsBy Andrew MosemanSep 13, 2010 6:54 PM


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From "When the Robots Sing 'Touch-A, Touch-A, Touch-Me,' the E-Skin Is Working," on the DISCOVER blog Science Not Fiction:

That’s right, e-skin. A group of scientists at UC-Berkeley devised a flexible mesh using nanowires to create a substance that reacts to pressure, and, as their paper in Nature Materials said, “effectively functions as an artificial electronic skin.” In the same issue, a team from Stanford University announced it had devised a kind of skin so sensitive, it can detect the weight of a bluebottle fly. All of which means for one shining issue, a scientific journal was a skin mag.

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