How do you one-up Tom Cruise’s exploding chewing gum? DARPA creates dissolvable gadgets.

How do you one-up Tom Cruise’s exploding Red Light Green Light chewing gum from Mission Impossible (1996), without ending up like this kid? DARPA may have the answer—by creating biodegradable, self-destructing gadgets.

The organization, affiliated with the United States’ Department of Defense, is, apparently working to make electronics that can destroy themselves. These implements, or ‘suicide sensors,’ will function just like their normal equivalents, except they will have a preprogrammed capability to vanish when required.

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