10 April 2014 Electronics that dissolve on command Researchers at Iowa State University have created transient electronics that can dissolve on demand. They say the technology could be used in mobile phones and credit cards as anti-theft devices, as well as in military. This video shows how the technology works. A blue LED mounted on a polymer base begins to dissolve and the light goes out when it comes into contact with just a drop of water. For the full story, click here. Author Laura Hopperton Comment on this article This material is protected by MA Business copyright See Terms and Conditions. One-off usage is permitted but bulk copying is not. For multiple copies contact the sales team. What you think about this article: Add your comments Name Email Comments Your comments/feedback may be edited prior to publishing. Not all entries will be published. Please view our Terms and Conditions before leaving a comment.