Biodegradable Electronics Could End Toxic Trash

Sep 27, 2012
Originally published on September 27, 2012 4:50 pm

A future in which a discarded cell phone dissolves into a landfill, rather than living on for thousands of years as garbage, may not be that far off. Melissa Block talks with John A. Rogers, a 2009 MacArthur Fellow and professor of engineering at University of Illinois, about his research into "transient electronics."