Want Safer Buildings? Use 'Smart' Bricks

New 'smart bricks' are wired to signal buildings' structural problems.
August 20, 2004, 5am PDT | Chris Steins | @urbaninsight
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"The difference between a regular brick and a smart brick is a compartment on one side of the smart brick. Inside, researchers have stuffed advanced wireless electronics - sensors, signal processors, a wireless communication link, and a battery, all packaged in one compact unit... The sensors are designed to monitor a building's temperature, vibration, and movement. They send the information wirelessly to a remote computer."

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Published on Wednesday, August 18, 2004 in The Christian Science Monitor
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