Both landfills and consumers could get a break if researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign are successful in their latest project.
A team at the university is working on developing electronics that would disappear in water once the device reaches the end of its useful life. Professor John Rogers said the goal of the project is to reduce waste and save landfill space.
Although the team has not yet reached its goal, it has built a chip on a thin film of silk that dissolves when it hits water.
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