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Mini-Warriors Microelectromechanical Systems: A Munitions Revolution

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Authors: Dan Jean, Ph.D., Dan Pines, and Kevin Cochran

In 1959, renowned physicist Dr. Richard Feynman proposed the idea of very tiny machines that could perform micro-level tasks with macro-level effects. Today such machines exist, measuring only millimeters, with gears and levers smaller than dust mites. In smart phones, they change display orientations as you move the phone, and in cars, they collect speed, acceleration and steering data, sending that data to an in-vehicle network.

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