The Soft Memory Device (image) North Carolina State University Caption Conventional electronics are typically made of rigid, brittle materials and don't function well in a wet environment. "Our memory device is soft and pliable, and functions extremely well in wet environments -- similar to the human brain," says researcher Michael Dickey. Credit Michael Dickey, North Carolina State University Usage Restrictions Image credit must be given. Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.