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These self-destructing electronics can turn your data to dust on command

A radio signal tells the components to vaporize.

A piece of plastic

A piece of polycarbonate. In a new kind of electronics, this material will vaporize when heated by a chemical reaction.

Cornell University

Engineers have come up with a trick to make electronics disintegrate from far away. The technology represents a new kind of transient electronics, which are designed to disappear when they’re no longer needed. In this case, chemicals

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