Researchers at Northwestern University in the US are using nanomaterials to create devices that can rewire themselves
Future mobile devices may be able to reconfigure themselves to meet new demands, according to researchers that have developed a nanomaterial that can “steer” electrical currents. The discovery could lead to the development of smartphones and devices that can reconfigure their internal ‘wiring’ and evolve into an entirely different and new device, to reflect the changing needs of consumers.
It is not the first time that researchers find a way to introduce flexibility in hardware by designing circuits that can change themselves on the fly. Another example is the Chamaleon in the picture.
We are going to see more and more of them as we learn to use nano materials.