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A bunch of Scottish scientists have developed what they call "spray-on computers," a bunch of tiny specks that, when sprayed on the human body, can network together and get a more thorough analysis of a patient.

Spraying them directly onto a person creates the ability to carry out different tests at the same time, for example muscle movement and pulse rate. This allows a complete picture of the patient's condition to be built up quickly.

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It's all very vague and exciting. It sounds all well and good to me, although the idea of computers so small I could accidentally inhale a few thousand dollars' worth does seem a bit worrisome.

The Scotsman [via MedGadget]