They are called 'transient electronics.' Researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign are studying how to make devices, like cellphones, disappear or dissolve so they don't pose a threat to the environment.
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Sep. 27, 2012 An interdisciplinary team of researchers is the first to demonstrate "transient electronics" -- electronics that gradually disappear on a specified schedule, whether it be a few days or six ... read more