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December 12th, 2006

In the Arena with PK Agarwal, Director of DTS for California

Another use is "smart dust" from a lab at the University of California at Berkeley; their goal is to be able to have three things on [something the size of] a grain of sand - a power source, a radio, and a sensor. So the most obvious application that drives this kind of nanotechnology is warfare. Also, they want it to cost less than a penny. The idea is to scatter this dust on the battlefield and be able to sense chemical weapons, or to put it in kitchen cabinets to see if you smell any carbon monoxide and then it will alert your PC if it is sensed.


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