Gallery: UK Researchers Create a Circuit Board that Completely Dissolve...


Recycling electronics is a challenge, particularly as they become smaller and more tightly sealed. But the National Physical Laboratory in the UK looks to change that with a newly invented circuit board that dissolves when submerged in water. This new development eliminates the challenge of e-waste disassembly, which can often result in damage to the re-usable parts. So how does it work? Once submerged, the board completely dissolves, leaving the components like resistors and capacitors to be scooped up and re-used.

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