Scientists Invent A Replacement For Skin

Scientists at RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia, have invented a new "electronic skin" they say works just as well as the genuine article.

They say electronic skin can sense pain just as quickly as real skin. This is apparently a revolutionary new advancement to fake skin.

One way in which this skin is a replacement is that it is apparently unbreakable and thin as a sticker, meaning it can be easily applied anywhere they choose to apply it.

To mimic human skin, however, they needed to give it a "brain" of memory cells that mimic the way the brain stores long-term memory.

To make the skin, researchers combined a host of stretchable materials including silicon with temperature sensors and coatings thinner than a human hair that "transform" when responding to heat.

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