“Born to Die” Electronics Dissolve When Wet

Planned obsolescence is a dirty word for most tech consumers. But for scientists developing a new breed of circuitry that vanishes on command, it’s the ultimate goal. Christened “transient” or “dissolving” electronics, these devices are poised to change how electronics decay, how wounds heal, and how war is fought. » 7/23/13 10:21am 7/23/13 10:21am