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World's Tiniest Computer Makes a Grain of Rice Seem Massive

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posted on Jun, 24 2018 @ 08:21 PM
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You didn't think scientists would let IBM's "world's smallest computer" boast go unchallenged, did you? Sure enough, University of Michigan has produced a temperature sensing 'computer' measuring 0.04 cubic millimeters, or about a tenth the size of IBM's former record-setter. It's so small that one grain of rice seems gigantic in comparison -- and it's so sensitive that its transmission LED could instigate currents in its circuits.


World's Tiniest Computer

Are we reaching the limits of miniaturization?

It doesn't seem like it...


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posted on Jun, 24 2018 @ 08:24 PM
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a reply to: Riffrafter

Its too tiny for either me or the mods to see !

Can you supply a suitable viewing tool ?



posted on Jun, 24 2018 @ 08:29 PM
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originally posted by: rigel4
a reply to: Riffrafter

Its too tiny for either me or the mods to see !

Can you supply a suitable viewing tool ?


How's this?




posted on Jun, 24 2018 @ 08:32 PM
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a reply to: Riffrafter
Just read it now thanks ...
very intersting stuff, especially the internal body applications.
In the future... hopefully we might have hosts of them in the body,
controlling some nano tools that manage to eat the cancer cells.

Star and flag for a good intersting non political thread,

edit on Sun, 24 Jun 2018 20:35:58 -0500358America/ChicagoSunday4 by rigel4 because: (no reason given)



posted on Jun, 24 2018 @ 08:39 PM
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originally posted by: rigel4
a reply to: Riffrafter
Just read it now thanks ...
very intersting stuff, especially the internal body applications.
In the future... hopefully we might have hosts of them in the body,
controlling some nano tools that manage to eat the cancer cells.

Star and flag for a good intersting non political thread,


Agreed.

Depending on what side of the fence you're on, nano-machines will either be the savior of mankind or the downfall of mankind.

It's a very interesting question, but like so many other things - it will all come down to what they're built or programmed to do. I don't believe they'll just run amok. I choose to be an optimist.

That will probably come back and bite me though...



posted on Jun, 24 2018 @ 09:44 PM
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a reply to: Riffrafter

Nawwwwwwww!!!! It's so cuuuute xoxox


Sorry. Totally immature reply but just LOOK at that whittle thiiing.....



posted on Jun, 24 2018 @ 09:51 PM
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originally posted by: Riffrafter

originally posted by: rigel4
a reply to: Riffrafter
Just read it now thanks ...
very intersting stuff, especially the internal body applications.
In the future... hopefully we might have hosts of them in the body,
controlling some nano tools that manage to eat the cancer cells.

Star and flag for a good intersting non political thread,


Agreed.

Depending on what side of the fence you're on, nano-machines will either be the savior of mankind or the downfall of mankind.

It's a very interesting question, but like so many other things - it will all come down to what they're built or programmed to do. I don't believe they'll just run amok. I choose to be an optimist.

That will probably come back and bite me though...


Yeah, my thoughts exactly, can we say "nanites "?

watching the show 'Travelers' uses nanites extensively to repair vital organs and restore memory(?) .. super creeepy .. LOL



posted on Jun, 24 2018 @ 09:52 PM
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originally posted by: sarra1833
a reply to: Riffrafter

Nawwwwwwww!!!! It's so cuuuute xoxox


Sorry. Totally immature reply but just LOOK at that whittle thiiing.....


Awesome reply .. but then watch it go .. NOM NOM ?>?> LOL

WE SO TOTALLY F****** !!!!

edit on 24-6-2018 by Komodo because: (no reason given)



posted on Jun, 24 2018 @ 10:43 PM
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Jesus, I usually plug a usb into my computer, you could put that thing into a usb.
Cool



posted on Jun, 24 2018 @ 10:44 PM
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I heard once they had fully functioning machines smaller than the head of pin back in the 60's and 70's something to do with Nazi's and Operation Paperclip

not sourced or verified believe what you want



posted on Jun, 24 2018 @ 10:59 PM
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the part i noticed... its a fully fledge arm processor, but once it loses power, it loses all data. without life, it dies.

i wonder if there is a heaven for all the data it 'was', to spend eternity...



posted on Jun, 25 2018 @ 12:49 AM
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Omg i want one.....


But..........................


Can it run Crysis



posted on Jun, 25 2018 @ 01:25 AM
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a reply to: Riffrafter

No such thing as to small.

A thing can always be half its size.



posted on Jun, 25 2018 @ 03:33 AM
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originally posted by: SummerRain
the part i noticed... its a fully fledge arm processor, but once it loses power, it loses all data. without life, it dies.

i wonder if there is a heaven for all the data it 'was', to spend eternity...

Random Access Heaven!



posted on Jun, 25 2018 @ 03:34 AM
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originally posted by: scraedtosleep
a reply to: Riffrafter

No such thing as to small.

A thing can always be half its size.

Many woman would disagree with ya on that one



posted on Jun, 25 2018 @ 03:59 AM
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originally posted by: BigDave-AR

originally posted by: scraedtosleep
a reply to: Riffrafter

No such thing as to small.

A thing can always be half its size.

Many woman would disagree with ya on that one

And many men!!



posted on Jun, 25 2018 @ 06:06 AM
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originally posted by: Itisnowagain

originally posted by: BigDave-AR

originally posted by: scraedtosleep
a reply to: Riffrafter

No such thing as to small.

A thing can always be half its size.

Many woman would disagree with ya on that one

And many men!!

Thought that was a given...



posted on Jun, 25 2018 @ 12:35 PM
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It depends on what you want, ARM are more of the company that licenses the stuff and a lot of the size of CPU's is the number of pins in and out and if you're not really that bothered then you reduce the pins needed and thus the core size making it easier to implant etc and how much memory do you need etc.

Its a comp sci sort of question for those who really love their silicon and messing with gate arrays and god was that sort of logic gate stuff boring!!



posted on Jun, 25 2018 @ 01:44 PM
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a reply to: Riffrafter

In all reality, advancement in technology always has a positive and negative effects, it all boils down to the morality of the people who wish to use it.



posted on Jun, 25 2018 @ 09:09 PM
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originally posted by: Maxatoria
It depends on what you want, ARM are more of the company that licenses the stuff and a lot of the size of CPU's is the number of pins in and out and if you're not really that bothered then you reduce the pins needed and thus the core size making it easier to implant etc and how much memory do you need etc.

Its a comp sci sort of question for those who really love their silicon and messing with gate arrays and god was that sort of logic gate stuff boring!!

ARM isn’t just a IP license zombie company they’re still designing RISC cores it’s true that the license it out as far as fab. RISC pcoeccesors require fewer transistors and instructions thus being easier to make smaller packages I wonder what type of lithography it’s using I believe 10nm or possibly 7nm are the current smallest. I don’t think the pinout is much of a problem if you look closely you can see the small number of utterly tiny wires acting as the pinout.
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