Top: Radio frequency identification (RFID) tag made by Texas Instruments. Currently used for inventory management and theft reduction, product tags enable wireless identification of objects and are likely to become ubiquitous in logistics and product management. They have potential uses in environmental management, including end of life recovery. Photo credit: Texas Instruments. http://www.ti.com/rfid/shtml/rfid.shtml.
Bottom: A topology map (cybermap) of a core network of a medium-sized Internet service provider (ISP). It was created using an automatic network discovery tool called Mercator developed as part of the Scan project by Ramesh Govindan at the Information Sciences Institute, USA. Photo credit: Ramesh Govindan.