Concept image of the Vanishing Programmable Resources (VAPR)
Example of transient electronics dissolved by water
Example of transient electronics being immersed in water where it begins to dissolve
Modern electronics are cheap, tough and can operate for years without a hitch. That’s great for building advanced military gear, but what happens if this gear is in danger of falling into enemy hands? The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency’s (DARPA) Vanishing Programmable Resources (VAPR) program is investigating the development of special electronics designed to self-destruct on command so as to prevent classified technology being leaked.
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