Best Tech Stories around the web #256

This week: MIT develops robots that can manipulate cables, Google SkinMarks could turn our bodies into a touchpad, Closest ever pictures taken of the Sun and a Nintendo NES set released with LEGO.

INNOVATION

Letting robots manipulate cables by mit.edu

Robotic gripper with soft sensitive fingers developed at MIT can handle cables with unprecedented dexterity. Read more

DESIGN

Google SkinMarks could turn our bodies into a touchpad using high-tech tattoos by techradar.com

Google has been researching the possibilities of using rub-on tattoos to transform your skin into a fully-functioning touchpad. Read more

CREATIVE CONTENT

ESA/NASA's Solar Orbiter Returns First Data, Snaps Closest Pictures of the Sun by nasa.gov

The first images from ESA/NASA’s Solar Orbiter are now available to the public, including the closest pictures ever taken of the Sun. Read more

QUERKY

LEGO released a nintendo NES set and it's nostalgia at its best by designboom.com

LEGO and nintendo have teamed up to bring back to life our favorite video console: the nintendo NES LEGO edition. the new kit, which will be available on august 1st, offers a brick-built NES model packed with realistic details, including the accompanying 1980’s style LEGO tv set. with this nostalgic set, gamers and LEGO fans can recreate their favorite super mario bros childhood experiences. Read more