Entry from US English dictionary
Definition of smart dust in English:
A collection of microelectromechanical systems forming a simple computer in a container light enough to remain suspended in air, used mainly for information gathering in environments that are hostile to life.
- Others see the futuristic battlefield equipped with unmanned fighter jets pulling 20 G's, smart dust sensors seeding the battlefield and integrated circuits built one atom at a time.
- Next, a laser - say, on an airplane flying over a desert sandstorm - would read the spectrographic signature of the smart dust to see what agents the particles had encountered.
- Well, we already have concepts of smart dust, and self-organising swarms and motes.
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