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Toward Computers That Fit on a Pen Tip: New Technologies Usher in the Millimeter-scale Computing Era


February 22, 2011

first complete millimeter-scale computing system A prototype implantable eye pressure monitor for glaucoma patients is believed to contain the first complete millimeter-scale computing system. Full Story

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