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Dissolvable silicon circuits and sensors

Electronic devices that dissolve completely in water, leaving behind only harmless end products, are part of a rapidly emerging class of technology pioneered by researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. ...

dateOct 10, 2014 in Engineering
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Consumer preferences and the power of scarcity

When something is rare, it's alluring—true whether you're talking about precious gemstones or a pristine edition of the first issue of Action Comics (which introduced Superman). And psychologists have long known that if ...

dateFeb 06, 2015 in Social Sciences
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