Boffins have unveiled the world's smallest computer which measures just one sqaure millimeter. Its powered by ultra low-power microprocessor, a thin-film battery, a solar cell, a pressure sensor, memory and a wireless radio with an antenna to transmit data to an external reader.
According to makers this technology will be used to monitor structural integrity, perform surveillance, track pollution or make any object trackable like a GPS.
Professor Dennis Sylvester said:
This is the first true millimeter-scale complete computing system, Our work is unique in the sense that we're thinking about complete systems in which all the components are low-power and fit on the chip. We can collect data, store it and transmit it. The applications for systems of this size are endless.