Smart Dust

Gregory Alan Bolcer (
Tue, 12 Oct 1999 21:06:56 -0700

Micro mirrors and morse code. Very bizzare and fascinating
computer technology. What's next? Breathing them in to diagnose
lung cancer?

BERKELEY, Calif., Oct. 11 They say walls have
ears, but with a new breed of dust-sized
computers, even the air could be listening and
watching too. So-called smart dust, now under
development at the University of California at
Berkeley, will pack sensors, communicators and
computing power into silicon motes light
enough to float on air. They could be put to a
variety of uses, ranging from monitoring
battlefield conditions to observing weather
patterns or even spying.

Greg Bolcer
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