Room temperature soldering will soon be a thing.

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    A neat new twist on an old concept. Not entirely sure how useful that alloy will be if it melts at 62 degrees (and probably creeps like nobody's business before then -- they mention flexible PCBs in the article...) but if the principle can be adapted to more suitable alloys, and I see no reason why it would not be able to be, then it could have some uses.

    Others reading then if you have ever done the freeze a beer by knocking it "trick" then same idea really.
     
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    They're playing with other alloys, and have one that melts at 139C. But it's definitely a start.
     
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    On what is old is new again here is a photo from my 1937 Wireless Constructor's Encyclopaedia
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    Though I imagine if I proposed using alloys of lead and cadmium today the health and safety environmental fun police would probably make it their mission in life to end me... wonder if I could work in some mercury just for extra fun when dealing with such people.
     
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    Interesting concept. I look forward to seeing how it develops.

    I also look forward to more web sites where the video thumbnail looks like an x-ray of a cute demon vomiting:
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