Tuesday, April 04, 2006

Faster Circuit Board Built With Chicken Feathers

Thanks to Roni for this one: a circuit board made of chicken feathers and soy. Yeah, we just build electronics with whatever we've got laying around the house. (get it?)

Apparently " the chicken feathers make it faster because they have a higher dielectric constant, which means the electrons running around the board will not have to fight with the board to get from a to b. The less electronic interference means faster point to point communication. Also, the thermal coefficient of expansion is lower, so less stress is placed on components once the board heats up (it does not expand as much because keratin expands less than glass/poly resin)."

Got it? Good.


Treehugger: Faster Circuit Board Built With Chicken Feathers

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