- It is a precursor technology to contemporary nanotechnology.
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- Nano Science / Nanotechnology (Nano-)
Smartdust is a system of many tiny microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) such as sensors, robots, or other devices, that can detect, for example, light, temperature, vibration, magnetism, or chemicals. They are usually operated on a computer network wirelessly and are distributed over some area to perform tasks, usually sensing through radio-frequency identification. Without an antenna of much greater size the range of tiny smart dust communication devices is measured in a few millimeters and they may be vulnerable to electromagnetic disablement and destruction by microwave exposure.
It tends to be popular throughout TL:10-12 worlds where it is affordable and well tried, heaving reached a mature level of technological development.
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