There are few things more human than the ability to feel. But for many amputees, the hope to be able to feel textures through prosthetic limbs has been difficult. Many recent advances involving prosthetics that operate with brain-machine interfaces, have been slowly giving this human gift back.
For much of this millennium, 3D printing has been the darling of the micro-manufacturing world. Rapid advances in the industry have taken it from a one-off curiosity into a thriving industry.
3D printing is one of the most innovative technologies out there right now. The only limit to what people can print up in their homes and laboratories is the material that they are able to print with.