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November 15, 2013

The NBT: Second Skin


Maggie: You voted and we are taking note! That is right, it is time again for the Next Big Thing!

Last week, we told you about the Henlight, a light for the chicken coop that helps chickens lay more eggs. But is it the next big thing? Fifty-six percent of you said, ‘Yes, I would hatch that plan!’ But forty-four percent of you said, ‘No, that idea is a rotten egg!’

Now, if you want the latest in wearable technology, forget about a watch and check out what some folks at the University of Illinois came up with.

It is called Smart skin, electronic components, like sensors, LEDs and wireless antennas, mounted on silicone that can stick to your skin and bend, wrinkle and stretch like a tattoo.

Among many other things, the Smart skin sensors can measure body heat, sweating and even blood circulation near the skin’s surface. The electronic skin has been tested for use in hospitals and can even be used to play video games. The tiny silicone device could one day be a part of all kinds of electronics.

So, what do you think? Is Smart skin the next big thing? Let us know and vote over at


11 comments on “The NBT: Second Skin

  1. Super White Man

    I think That unicorns are blue, rainbows are white, I had a fight, I like chicken noodle soup. Purple is red, which is related to firetrucks, and the thing is, apples are alive, babies like to eat stuff, I am a purple gorilla.

  2. Maddie L.

    I think it is not the next big thing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It is such a bad idea I disagree fully!!!!!!!! No to the sticker its crazy!

  3. coolguy

    no I do not think this is the next big thing at all it is not bad cause if you die and you are a millionaire someone can steel your identity and then they will be the next millionaire


    I say no to this cause it is not cool at all and people are just trying to be cool and it is not cool at all and my answer is NO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  5. Lanysha A.

    I say no to second skin because god made you how he wanted you when you do that you are doing a sin and damaging your own skin and you are going to regret it later in life most people are just doing it to look cool if you know of a bible you should read the books of revelation and maybe it will change your mind and you will make your own choses and not other people so if you voted yes please go back and vote no this will not be the next big thing.

  6. Mckenzie K.

    No it’s against God if u get one u are marked with the mark of the beast which is the Devils property so if u get one u will NOT GO TO HEAVEN!!! In Revelation chap.13 it’s talks about this! In the Bible sooo I sugest u read it and vote carefully and vote NO!!!!


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