Did you know? – Biodegradable Electronics dissolve after use,

Along with the usual mix of teabags, banana skins and egg shells, compost bins of the future could contain biodegradable electronic circuits, The electronic components could also be made biocompatible, so they could be implanted into the body for a short period of time before being broken down and absorbed without the need for a second operation to remove the implant. Such devices could include electronically activated drug-release systems or temporary biosensors. Biodegradable polymers have been used to manufacture these circuits which have the potential to degrade with time. The transistor was shown to perform sufficiently well to operate simple devices that would be suitable for functions such as biosensing, and continue to work for several hours in the presence of water. This discovery is a remarkable one in the field of electronics.
What do you think??

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Somewhat it is good because it can alleviate electronic waste but the cons is since it is easily dissolve it can only work for period of time and need to replace it from time to time.

Written in August 2013

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Never had herd this, thanks Ewaste for this insights :)

Written in September 2013

That's pretty cool! I knew they had stuff like odor spray that was biodegradable and broke down after use but I didn't know that technology reached... well.... technology! I did read though, that biodegradable products release some sort of gas. Is this more harmful than using non-biodegradable products?

Written in October 2013

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