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Date: 10/20/12 08:30 AM

5 Responses to Dissolving Electronics: SCIENCE!

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    Matwix_2004 Male 18-29
    2551 posts
    October 19, 2012 at 9:52 am
    Link: Dissolving Electronics: SCIENCE! - Potentially useful for medical implants, and other biodegradable gadgets.
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    OldOllie Male 60-69
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    October 20, 2012 at 9:51 am
    "Dissolving" is not exactly the same as "biodegradable." I`d want to know what chemicals were being released into my system before I`d have one of these implanted.
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    Ston Male 30-39
    198 posts
    October 20, 2012 at 2:31 pm
    apparently they`ve made a water-soluble silicon, and the traces are magnesium. The whole thing is put in a modified silk patch, which they can adjust in manufacturing to how long it takes to break down when wet.

    Kind of neat, but silicon is not really something you want floating around under your skin.

    Here`s the link to the story.
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    eduardoleon Male 18-29
    500 posts
    October 20, 2012 at 7:53 pm
    just wait until the porn industry gets a hold of this technology
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    beternal Male 18-29
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    October 21, 2012 at 6:47 am
    "silicon is not really something you want floating around under your skin"

    Silicon is inert... and has an LD50 about 10 times more than caffeine.

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