"When Kristofer Pister coined the phrase 'smart dust' in 1997, he did so with his tongue planted firmly in his cheek."—Source: EdTech Magazine
WHY THIS MATTERS:
These tiny sensors might be small, but they are poised to make a big impact in higher education. As campuses incorporate more and more connected devices, "smart dust" can improve existing sensors, and they can do so using a very small amount of energy.