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The World’s Smallest Computer Is Smaller Than A Pill, Programmed With Flashing Light

Screen Shot 2014-12-10 at 12.50.50 PMMichigan Engineers have taken the lead in miniaturizing computers demonstrating a millimeter sized computing unit.

Dennis Sylvester and David Blaauw, professors of UM’s Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, have developed units capable of harvesting solar power to utilize wireless communication, pressure and temperature sensors and even still image and video processing.

There is still a ways to go in getting small, for example, at a third of a millimeter, these tiny computers couldo be placed inside biological cells to monitor and broadcast cellular activity.

The devices are programmed via a flashing light which enables them to controlled in vitro.

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Watch the video below to learn more about this amazing and  tiny device.

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DENNIS SYLVESTER (http://web.eecs.umich.edu/~dennis/) and DAVID BLAAUW (http://blaauw.eecs.umich.edu/people.p…) are professors of Electrical E
ngineering and Computer Sciences (http://www.eecs.umich.edu/) at the University of Michigan College of Engineering (http://www.engin.umich.edu/).