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Singapore scientists and researchers are putting their time and effort into revolutionizing the way your relatives forward emails. They are using an existing technology to hopefully develop a way to send hugs over the internet. Currently there is a jacket for chickens that simulates the feeling of being touched. The scientists are trying to make the technology possible to be used in humans—children specifically—to help stimulate contact in situations where that isn t always available. Maybe this technology can be used to develop some other cyberspace touching technologies?

Scientists embrace plan for cyberhugs [Yahoo! News]