Country: United States
Date: Spring 2010
What are "smart dust"? Are "smart dust" nanotechnology?
Is it bigger or smaller?
From Wikipedia at:
Smartdust is a hypothetical wireless network of tiny microelectromechanical
sensors (MEMS), robots, or devices, that can detect (for example) light,
temperature, or vibration.
A typical application scenario is scattering a hundred of these sensors
around a building or around a hospital to monitor temperature or humidity,
track patient movements, or inform of disasters, such as earthquakes. In the
military, they can perform as a remote sensor chip to track enemy movements,
detect poisonous gas or radioactivity.
SMART Dust is an application of nano technology.
This article shows a picture of a SMART Dust device and explains more about
its construction and component parts:
See what else you can find by "Googling" "SMART DUST"
Well, this is a new one on me! It seems that "Smart Dust" is a hypothetical
concept that would use so-called Nanotechnology. Here is a Wikipedia
article that gives an overview of it... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Smartdust
Unfortunately, this article is rather technical, but considering the
technical (and theoretical) nature of this subject, simple
explanations are not
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