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Engineers Make Artificial Skin Out of Nanowires


September 12, 2010

artist's illustration of an artificial e-skin University of California, Berkeley, engineers have developed a pressure-sensitive electronic material from semiconductor nanowires that could one day be used as an artificial skin for robots and prosthetic limbs. Full Story

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