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A Central Nervous System for Earth: HP's Ambitious Sensor Network

accelerometer_hpHP Labs has joined the race to build an infrastructure for the emerging Internet of Things. The giant computing and IT services company¬†has announced a project that aims to be a “Central Nervous System for the Earth” (CeNSE). It’s a research and development program to build¬†a planetwide sensing network, using billions of “tiny, cheap, tough and exquisitely sensitive detectors.”

The technology behind this is based on nano-sensing research done by HP Labs. The sensors are similar to RFID chips, but in this case they are tiny accelerometers which detect motion and vibrations.

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