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Medicine

Submission + - Scientists Invent Vanishing Electronics That Dissolve in the Body (medicaldaily.com)

An anonymous reader writes: Scientists have created ultra-thin electronic devices that can "melt away" in the body once their job is done.
A new study, published in the journal Science, details how scientists have created a tiny, fully functional electronic device capable of vanishing within their environment, like in the body or in water, once they are no longer needed or useful. There are already implants that dispense drugs or provide electrical stimulation but they do not dissolve.
The latest creation is an early step in a technology that may benefit not only medicine, like enabling the development of medical implants that don't need to be surgically removed or the risk of long-term side effects, but also electronic waste disposal.

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Scientists Invent Vanishing Electronics That Dissolve in the Body

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