Tuesday, September 16, 2014

FutureWatch: Ant-Sized Radio Swarms Will Net Everything

A team of researchers from Stanford University and the University of California, Berkeley, has created prototype radio-on-a-chip communications devices that are powered by ambient radio waves. Comprising receiving and transmitting antennas and a central processor, the completely self-contained ant-sized devices are very cheap to manufacture, don't require batteries to run and could give the "Internet of Things" (IoT) a serious kick start. (more)

Let's just call it "Spy Dust".