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Latest update : 2013-10-18

Vanishing electronics

Nowadays there is a huge waste problem of electronic trash that can not be recycled. Scientists at the University of Illinois have created ultra thin electronic devices that can "melt away". Thus devices like cellphones or computers could "self destruct" or dissolve so they don't pose a threat for the environment.

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