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Sensor Sensibility

The mathematics of shapes is illuminating the structure of wireless sensor networks

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6:15pm, April 30, 2007

Imagine a future in which billions of tiny computers are embedded into buildings, streets, fields, or even our bodies. These devices might monitor weather, traffic, crop conditions, the progression of diseases, or a host of other variables. The tiny computerized sensors would spontaneously organize into networks that could adjust their structures and functions in response to the information that they pick up.

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