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Artificial Skin That Senses, and Stretches, Like the Real Thing

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This electronics-laden glove is made up of layers of materials with stretchable gold and silicon sensors.

Credit: Dae Hyeong Kim | Seoul National University

Some high-tech prosthetic limbs can be controlled by their owners, using nerves, muscles, or even the brain. However, there's no way for the wearer to tell if an object is scalding hot, or about to slip out of the appendage's grasp.

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