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Nano network

But what about using a network of tiny computers for surveillance? A group of Scottish university researchers is working on this idea using nano-scale circuitry.

The goal is to develop pinhead-sized computers known as 'Specks'. Each Speck will collect information from its surroundings, process it and communicate wirelessly with other Specks nearby. Current working models are 1 centimetre cubed, but the team believe they can reduce that to 1 millimetre cubed by 2009.



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The goal is to develop pinhead-sized computers known as
The goal is to develop pinhead-sized computers known as 'Specks', current working models are about one centimetre cubed.
Image: University of Edinburgh

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