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‘Smart dust’ aims to monitor everything. No Joke.

CNN In the 1990s, a researcher named Kris Pister dreamed up a wild future in which people would sprinkle the Earth with countless tiny sensors, no larger than grains of rice. These “smart dust” particles, as he called them, would monitor everything, acting like electronic nerve endings for the planet. Fitted with computing power, sensing equipment, wireless radios and long battery life, the smart dust would make observations and ...Read full article...

Quackery Science from DARPA: Smelling Threats

p5rn7vb WIRED.com No matter how well a terrorist covers their tracks, or how cool they are under pressure, the Pentagon wants to be able to detect, track, and even positively identify them from a distance. And they want to do it using nothing more than the heat and sweat that emanate from a person’s pores. The military’s been after scent-based detection systems for years now. In 2007, Pentagon research ...Read full article...
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