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Intruder alert: Tel Aviv University's 'Smart Dew' will find you!

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posted on Mar, 29 2009 @ 05:00 PM

Intruder alert: Tel Aviv University's 'Smart Dew' will find you!

Electronic Ears, Noses, Skin and Eyes
Unlike conventional alarm systems, each droplet of Smart Dew can be programmed to monitor a different condition. Sounds could be picked up by a miniature microphone. The metal used in the construction of cars and tractors could be detected by a magnetic sensor. Smart Dew droplets could also be programmed to detect temperature changes, carbon monoxide emissions, vibrations or light.
Each droplet sends a radio signal to a "base station" ...
(visit the link for the full news article)

[edit: title to same as source]
Headline: Please use the original story headline from your source.

[edit on 30-3-2009 by 12m8keall2c]

posted on Mar, 29 2009 @ 05:00 PM
This should give the contrail crowd something new to be paranoid about.

Raining these cheap little sensors over wide areas could give Total Information Awareness a whole new meaning.

(visit the link for the full news article)

[edit on 29-3-2009 by Razmear23]

posted on Mar, 29 2009 @ 05:43 PM

While not exactly what I would describe as a "Dew drop", it is definitely very impressive.

$.25 for a 50 meter radius of detection! That's unheard of.

posted on Mar, 29 2009 @ 05:46 PM
whoa now that is spooky

dnt have anything to add other than


posted on Mar, 29 2009 @ 06:20 PM
Heres a better pic of one of the 'droplets'

I've been googling around for more specs. I still haven't figured out what the power source is.


posted on Mar, 29 2009 @ 06:59 PM
That's not the title of the article, your headline should read-
"Intruder alert: Tel Aviv University's 'Smart Dew' will find you!
Just a friendly heads-up.. Oh, and it's spelled SURVEILLANCE, not survailance.

I believe DARPA is also planning on implementing something similar,
except their plans are for an A.I. Controlled Grid using nano-sized sensors.

Google Video Link

Notable Quotables from the DARPA vid-

"The objective is to develop a 3D urban object recognition and exploitation system."

"We need a network of microsensors, creating the ability to map an entire
city, and activities within it, in all 3-D
[all the time]."

"The future requires a symbiosis of human and machine in a way that
exploits the strengths of each.

"Large investments already present in Nano-, Info- and Biotechnology should
be coordinated and coupled with efforts in Cognition.

"DARPA, NASA, NIH, and NSF already have major programs that seek to integrate Nano-, Bio- and Info- research."

"The DARPA augmented cognition program promises to develop technologies
capable of extending the
[brain] capacity of warfighters."

"The program seeks human ability to control complex entities by [thought]."

"An intent is to take brain signals [nano] and use them in
a control strategy
[info], and then impart back into the brain the
sensation of feedback signals

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Technological Singularity
Converging Technologies
Converging Technologies for Improving Human Performance

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Closer and closer to Total Information Awareness....

posted on Mar, 29 2009 @ 07:04 PM
Sounds very similar to "Smart Dust" which came out of Berkley.

Smart Dust

Notice the Berkely project ended in 2001. But I bet the military has been tweaking it since then...

posted on Mar, 30 2009 @ 08:15 AM
This is scary stuff.
So with Smart Dew, Smart Dust and Radio Paint where the bleeding hell are we going to hide?

I really dont like the way that these technologies are going to be able to hear/see/record human behaviour. It reeks of Orwell's 1984 where Winston and Julia sneak off to the copse of trees but are worried that there are hidden microphones in the bushes so they have to be quiet.
Well this is like that except on a technologically advanced scale which can fill every nook and cranny of the country!

posted on Mar, 30 2009 @ 08:28 AM
reply to post by Razmear23

Look at the pic you posted again. What you see is a sensor and a micro chip, atop a button cell battery, like what is found in watches. There is your power source.

posted on Mar, 30 2009 @ 09:23 AM
Dont see what;s freaky about all this, similar units although much larger were dropped into jungle's during the vietnam war, similar units to what you all have posted were also used during the Iraqi war. Ooops was i not supposed to mention this.

posted on Mar, 30 2009 @ 09:48 AM
reply to post by Razmear23

Where can I buy a box of these? Talk about a cool security system for the home. Any one have a link about purchasing these Smart Dews?

posted on Mar, 30 2009 @ 10:03 AM
Too small to have any shielding I'd bet - time to start work on my hand held EMP device, maybe I could modify one of those old skool tazers, the ones that did not shoot the darts.

Also a very long and strong magnet on little wheels that meld the magnet face about an inch off the floor should be a pretty effective way of sweeping them up.

posted on Mar, 30 2009 @ 10:08 AM
reply to post by Razmear23

Interesting image hosting site, with an index page containing nothing, any other area of the site just links to a broken xml sturcture and a google search for the domain name returns nothing as well as typing in the url.

There is an actual site called
But cant find any site with an actual homepage using this url... Disinfo?

Also is this a UK invention as its a British coin in the image?

I'm sure you can make these things much smaller than this I can go and buy 'bugs' at Tottenham Court Road that are a similar size...

posted on Mar, 30 2009 @ 10:16 AM
All it would take is a Small EMP or a RF jammer to make these things useless. Nothing to worry about yet. Cool toys only at this point.

posted on Mar, 30 2009 @ 11:03 AM
What i see on the picture :

- a cellphone mike (instead of a MEMS one, which would be less than a millimeter long).
- an exposed (!) SMD circuit (direct bond chips are 100 times smaller in surface)
- a very common watch battery (some are 5 times smaller in diameter)
- no printed circuit board, not even a thin mylar one
- some dirt as background, not even a laboratory's table and equipment
- in all, a clumsy contraption that is nowhere close to dew droplets.

This picture illustrates a 15+ years old technology, not the incredibly small electronics of today,
which, i DO believe, features BigBrother capabilities.

posted on Mar, 30 2009 @ 11:16 AM
reply to post by SilentRunning

Agreed (well I will take your word for it
not as up to speed as you seem to be)

But the claim of 25 cents per individual sensor is pretty darn impressive - old tech is cheap tech. and considering you literally throw them away 400 sensors for $100 actually aint bad, actually doing the numbers means 400 sensors could give you an absolute maximum of 3,141 square km!

posted on Mar, 30 2009 @ 11:47 AM
reply to post by Now_Then

ok for the wide surface under surveillance, but this setup would only last some days at best, due to the batteries...
applications are thus restricted to track activity of some personnel or vehicle(s) in a large area, which are due in a known time frame. Enemy convoys, or whatever.

no long-lasting, purely civilian application, in my opinion ... which relieves me not, because secret services have way better systems for individuals surveillance, larger, but better adapted.

posted on Mar, 30 2009 @ 12:07 PM
I don't know why, but this does remind me of some conversations I had at Ft. Huachauca, AZ when I was stationed/training there. I was in the M.I., doing training for Surveillance. I had spoken about newer technologies, and what was possibly going to be available in the future. I had a top that use to talk about independently powered, mass distributed, virtually unnoticeable sensors that could be added to vegetation, insects, etc. The delivery method he spoke of(over several conversations) was pet food. I never knew how much to take as any kind of substance, but the theory sounds right...and similar.

posted on Mar, 30 2009 @ 01:01 PM
reply to post by daddymax

no wonder you heard about it, it's no military secret.
open-sight research is on the way for at least 15 years:

w w w
(with interesting civilian application after all ...)

1994 - just google:
"Distributed panoramic sensing in multiagent robotics"

just my 2 minutes google-digging ...

posted on Mar, 30 2009 @ 03:50 PM
Sounds like we'll see wide spectrum RF jamming appliances (perhaps built into a keychain) on the market soon. Love free enterprise.

Tinfoil hats for everyone!

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