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Self-Destructing Electronic Devices

Modern gadgets become obsolete in just a few years, but they contain components that should not just be tossed in the trash. In order to reduce the amount of e-waste and make devices easier to recycle, research... Read More...

Engineers Use Shrinky Dinks to Pack Nanowires Closer Together

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign engineers are using Shrinky Dinks, a plastic that shrinks when heated, to pack nanowires tightly together for use in high-performance electronics. Researchers have had difficulty combining a large number of nanowires together that line up in the same direction and are only one layer thick.