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

A radio signal tells the components to vaporize.

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Feb 8, 2018 · 3 min read
A piece of polycarbonate. In a new kind of electronics, this material will vaporize when heated by a chemical reaction. Cornell University

By Kate Baggaley

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…