‘Smart dust’ aims to monitor everything

Wednesday, May 5, 2010
By Paul Martin

By John D. Sutter CNN.com Palo Alto, California (CNN) — In the 1990s, a researcher named Kris Pister dreamed up a wild future in which people would sprinkle the Earth with countless tiny sensors, no larger than grains of rice. These “smart dust” particles, as he called them, would monitor everything, acting like electronic... »

RFID Checks Student Attendance in Arizona

Tuesday, May 4, 2010
By admin

The student newspaper at UW-Madison is running a piece about the use of RFID to check lecture attendance at Northern Arizona University. One poster to an email discussion list suggested that getting around this system would be simple if “all one has to do is walk into a classroom with 10 RFID-enabled cards in... »