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24-06-2018, 20:51   #1
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Smart Dust is getting closer to reality - world's smallest 'computer'



The big thing beside the computer is a grain of rice

And yes like proper Sci-Fi smart dust it can run on sunlight, just needs to be a bit smaller to float in the air.
https://techxplore.com/news/2018-06-world-smallest.html
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. Because they are too small to have conventional radio antennae, they receive and transmit data with visible light. A base station provides light for power and programming, and it receives the data.
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25-06-2018, 19:29   #2
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"Smart Dust" with tiny CPUs, skeleton operating systems, and small banks of RAM and flash memory. Thousands embedded in buildings providing/facilitating/hotspotting apps. Getting smaller and more powerful as time progresses.
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27-06-2018, 01:15   #3
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"Smart Dust" with tiny CPUs, skeleton operating systems, and small banks of RAM and flash memory. Thousands embedded in buildings providing/facilitating/hotspotting apps. Getting smaller and more powerful as time progresses.
Puts a whole different meaning on "dusting."
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Wired magazine, 13 August 2016:
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Engineers at the University of California, Berkeley have created the very first dust-sized wireless sensors that may be implanted within the body. This is bringing technology closer to the day that technologies such as the Fitbit will be able to monitor internal nerves, muscles and organs all in real time.
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Smart dust laws? Or free market distribution? Everywhere? Any notice given for intrusiveness?
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