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The technique, called backscatter, has previously been used for low-data rate sensors, like those used for temperatures.
These companies exploit a property of the cables called 'backscatter' to track movement of the cables and record seismic events.
Some of that light hits impurities in the glass walls of the cable and bounces back; this is the 'backscatter' referred to earlier.
Most exciting applications Smith says the backscatter chips could be manufactured for less than a quarter apiece.
The phone generates its own signal using backscatter, a technique already common in RFID—as in radio frequency identification—chips that encodes existing radio signals with new information and reflects them back to a receiver.
Callerame's solution is to combine radiation sensors with advanced X-ray technologies, like the backscatter system that produced the startling image of the Mercedes.
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