Saturday, January 26, 2013

On Ephemerality


'Melt in the body' electronics devised
James Gallagher, 27 September 2012

(the 'E' is for Ephemerality)

Ultra-thin electronics that dissolve inside the body have been devised by scientists in the US and could be used for a range of medical roles.

The components are made of silicon and magnesium oxide, and placed in a protective layer of silk.

It is part of a field termed "transient electronics" and comes from researchers who have already developed "electronic tattoos" - sensors that bend and stretch with the skin.

They described their vanishing devices as the "polar opposite" of traditional electronics, which are built to be stable and to last.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-19737125


POST SCRIPT:
did someone say ephemerality?
Banana Art, by Phil Hansen:





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