Touch-sensitive plastic skin can heal itself

Stanford scientists have for the first time created a synthetic material that can sense subtle pressure and heal itself when torn or cut.

Is GTA going Back to the Future?

Doc Brown’s DeLorean has to be one of the best sight gags in movie history.

'Bullet-proof' skin created

A Dutch artist says she's succeeded in creating a substance based on human skin which can stop a bullet in its tracks.

Sensitive skin makes robots more self-aware

Scientists at the Technical University of Munich say they've moved closer to the development of self-aware robots by giving them sensitive skin.

Scientists use ink-jet head to print out new skin

Scientists at the Wake Forest Center for Regenerative Medicine have created a way of - literally - printing skin cells onto burn wounds.

Could you be allergic to your phone?

Redness, swelling, itching? Oozing? Not a pleasant set of symptoms, but one you run the risk of experiencing if you're a cellphone user, says the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI).

Canadian team turns skin into blood

Scientists at Canada's McMaster University have discovered how to make human blood directly from a patient's own skin.

Report: Apple purged over 5,000 'overtly sexual' apps

A third-party application developer known as ChilliFresh claims that Apple has purged more than 5,000 "inappropriate" programs from its iPhone app store.