Scientists at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln have developed a sensitive, flexible film that can mimic human touch. Only 100 nanometers thick (1,000 times thinner than a piece of paper), it registers pressure so finely that it is able to “read” the letters on a penny. Now, a few years down the line, when your robot maid flips out and breaks your neck in the middle of the night, it will be able to appreciate the satisfying feel of the snap as well as the sound. Ah, science…you’ll get us all killed yet.
Found via Nature.