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Dissolving Electronics: SCIENCE!

Potentially useful for medical implants, and other biodegradable gadgets.

submitted by: Matwix_2004
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Dissolving Electronics: SCIENCE!. Potentially useful for medical implants, and other biodegradable gadgets.
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beternal
Male, 18-29, Europe
 2187 Posts
Sunday, October 21, 2012 6:47:20 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.

eduardoleon
Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 501 Posts
Saturday, October 20, 2012 7:53:53 PM
just wait until the porn industry gets a hold of this technology

Ston
Male, 30-39, Midwest US
 199 Posts
Saturday, October 20, 2012 2:31:46 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.

OldOllie
Male, 60-69, Midwest US
 12882 Posts
Saturday, October 20, 2012 9:51:27 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.

Matwix_2004
Male, 18-29, Europe
 2105 Posts
Friday, October 19, 2012 9:52:16 AM
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