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Friday, March 05, 2010

Mystery Pic 113: What is it?

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Blogger Illusioneer said...

Worlds smallest standalone server

Friday, March 05, 2010 9:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's the world's smallest solar-powered sensor developed at the University of Michigan


Friday, March 05, 2010 9:34:00 AM  
Blogger Mike said...

Researchers at the University of Michigan have created a mini sensor that draws its energy from micro sized solar panels as well as heat and or movement. The sensor is 0.10" by 0.14" by 0.03".

Friday, March 05, 2010 9:39:00 AM  
Blogger Lakofka said...

That's a self-contained solar cell.

Friday, March 05, 2010 9:44:00 AM  
Blogger NSILMike said...

It is a miniature silicon solar cell connected to a small battery.
Mike Stefani

Friday, March 05, 2010 9:46:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Solar Power system.

Mark R. Howard Algonquin Il.

Friday, March 05, 2010 9:47:00 AM  
Anonymous Dennis McKay said...

World's Smallest solar Powered Sensor which could run forever.

Developed at the University of Michigan, the 2.5 x 3.5 x 1 millimeter system is the smallest in the world, and it can harvest energy from its surroundings almost perpetually.

Measuring in at 9 cubic millimeters, the micro sensor requires half a volt to operate, but the device can put out up to 4 volts of power with reasonable indoor lighting. It probably won’t be on store shelves any time soon, but the solar-powered system could be used to make environmental sensor networks that keep track of water and air quality both cheaper and more efficient. The device also has a number of possible medical applications — for example, it could monitor pressure changes in the eyes for patients with glaucoma. Eventually, the sensor could be powered by heat or movement and used inside the body.

Friday, March 05, 2010 9:51:00 AM  
Blogger nightbird2k10 said...

World's smallest solar sensor.

bob p, overland park, ks

Friday, March 05, 2010 9:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I would guess that this is a solar powered micro-robot. It looks like it includes a stack of silicon, senors, and solar. Phill in Austin.

Friday, March 05, 2010 10:02:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

World's Smallest Solar-Powered Sensor Runs Almost Forever

Scott Fitzler Omaha, NE

Friday, March 05, 2010 10:02:00 AM  
Anonymous M Lange said...

It's a tiny swarm robot :)

--Matthew Lange, Ottawa

Friday, March 05, 2010 10:16:00 AM  
Blogger winndriver said...

solar powered transmitter.
John Chambers

Friday, March 05, 2010 10:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It couldn't be a solar powered micro processor.

Friday, March 05, 2010 10:25:00 AM  
Blogger Matt Rupp said...

It is the new iPad Micro.

Friday, March 05, 2010 10:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Baer said...

post-1958 copper US one cent piece.

Friday, March 05, 2010 10:27:00 AM  
Blogger Dennis said...

These are the guts of a USB memory stick.

Friday, March 05, 2010 10:32:00 AM  
Blogger Tim said...

Tiny Solar cell.

Tim , Brewster NY

Friday, March 05, 2010 10:34:00 AM  
Blogger FrankC said...

a photocell from a wristwatch

Friday, March 05, 2010 10:38:00 AM  
Blogger FrankC said...

A photocell from a wristwatch

Friday, March 05, 2010 10:38:00 AM  
Blogger Tech said...

Worlds Smallest Self contained Solar Power Plant.

Friday, March 05, 2010 11:00:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Solar panels for an ant farm.

Friday, March 05, 2010 11:35:00 AM  
Blogger Ban Spre said...

It's smart dust. The military plans to be able to deliver many of these over a battlefield to form an ad-hoc sensor network for battlefield awareness.

Friday, March 05, 2010 11:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It is a self contained solar cell developed at the University of Michigan.

Friday, March 05, 2010 11:54:00 AM  
Anonymous JNygren said...

That's easy! It's a Belgian Waffle Maker, sitting on a giant penny.

Friday, March 05, 2010 12:35:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A microchip on a penny

Friday, March 05, 2010 1:29:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That's the lucky "bug" Jamie Lee Curtis stuck in her cleavage in the movie True Lies.

Ed Venture

Friday, March 05, 2010 1:41:00 PM  
Blogger Chris Cormier said...

Someone might have sabotaged the 'mystery' of this pic.

Friday, March 05, 2010 2:42:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It is either a "solar cent" a "Nano-cent", or last guess is "chip-cent"

Wayne English
San Diego, CA

Friday, March 05, 2010 3:54:00 PM  
Blogger Brenton said...

Worlds smallest solar panel

Friday, March 05, 2010 3:57:00 PM  
Blogger Michael said...

A multi-stage Peltier cell.


Michael Vest, Longwood Florida

Friday, March 05, 2010 8:04:00 PM  
Blogger Buster said...

Its a naked Microchip

Friday, March 05, 2010 8:17:00 PM  
Blogger winston said...

It's a Nanobot.

Saturday, March 06, 2010 5:06:00 PM  
Blogger Paul said...

Solar Powered sensor from University of Michigan

Sunday, March 07, 2010 6:24:00 AM  
Blogger MAD said...

DLP Mirror

Sunday, March 07, 2010 8:29:00 AM  
Blogger Greg said...

power scavenging micro radio. Usually implented as a tag to transmit particular sensor data. Several university and advanced R&D facilities invented it 8-8.5 years ago. :-) Thank You.

Sunday, March 07, 2010 3:55:00 PM  
Blogger robs440 said...

micro solar panel

Sunday, March 07, 2010 7:13:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Mars rover on the worlds largest penny.

Monday, March 08, 2010 6:56:00 AM  
Blogger brad said...

A badly implimented first attempt at anti-counterfeiting.

Monday, March 08, 2010 7:32:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mike, I think you should change the wording of your challenge, since it contains a contradiction. If your newsletter is awe-inspiring, then it's an actual honor for someone to get their name in it, not a dubious one.

Tuesday, March 09, 2010 8:13:00 AM  
Blogger piratec said...

It is a United Sates one cent coin, commonly know as a penny.

Thursday, March 11, 2010 6:26:00 AM  
Blogger JML said...

a piano for a dollhouse within a dollhouse...

Monday, March 15, 2010 1:01:00 AM  

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