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This Scientist Wants Your Phone to Disappear

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This Scientist Wants Your Phone to Disappear

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Imagine if all of your electronics are made of thin, flexible sheets made of purified silk, and they're biocompatible and environmentally friendly. John Rogers is working to make that idea a reality.

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