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smart dust

Miniaturized sensor/transmitters that are sprinkled onto an area such as a battlefield and used to analyze the environment. Developed by Professor Kris Pister at the University of California at Berkeley and expected in the next decade, smart dust particles are planned to be no more than 1 cubic millimeter in size, which includes a solar cell, a sensor, CPU, memory and radio transmitter. See mote and smart skin.
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This Note will attempt to argue that while smart dust has myriad social, governmental, and scientific benefits, it is just another barrier to the fundamental liberties and protections of American citizens who roam within the public sphere.
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More than ten years of research in the field of smart dust applications has been done.
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of Alberta, Canada) open with discussion of the challenges at this frontier of computer research where smart dust and other technology will be enlisted to respond to, and even anticipate human needs and directives.
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The miniaturization of hardware and growth of microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) technology has led to the development of smart dust and other tiny sensors (see figure below).
Nano-sensors can use as a smart dust, will be dispersed like dust across the fields, acting like the eyes, ears and noses of the farming world.