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It is the smallest computer in the world - and 150 of them can fit in a thimble. Called the Michigan Micro Mote, to tiny technology is a complete computer system. Its inventors say it can act as a smart sensor, and give everyday objects computing capabilities.
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The solar system allows the computer to work under indoor lights without ever having to be charged.
That's about a million times less power than the average mobile phone consumes while on standby, or the comparative difference between the thickness of a sheet of paper and the length of a football field.
'Down the road we want these sensors to be able to talk to one another,' says Blaauw