The incredible U.S. military spy drone that’s so powerful it can see what type of phone you’re carrying from 17,500ft
- The ARGUS-IS can view an area of 15 sq/miles in a single image
- Its zoom capability can detect an object as small as 6in on the ground
- Developed by BAE as part of a $18million DARPA project
- System works by stringing together 368 digital camera chips
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MeCam flying camera concept follows you around and streams video to your phone
Interesting concept and design fiction from Always Innovating. Threat or Low-Budget Toy? Possible, probable or desirable? Either way, it’s an exciting picture of the future.
Snip from Liliputing:
Always Innovating is working on a tiny flying video camera called the MeCam. The camera is designed to follow you around and stream live video to your smartphone, allowing you to upload videos to YouTube, Facebook, or other sites. And Always Innovating thinks the MeCam could eventually sell for just $49.
Stores know what we purchase through scanning at the checkout, but in-store behavior that doesn’t end in a purchase is much harder to track. A system called Shopperception developed with Primesense places a small 3D sensor above a store shelf to capture shopping behavior for retailers.
Mashable reports that the sensor watches people interact with products and Shopperception’s app aggregates all of this data to create a real-time consumer response report. There’s also a heat map to show which products were picked up a lot and which ones were avoided.
Man shows off his bionic robot arm
In another bit of “life imitates the movies”, we now see the latest advancement in robotic arms - courtesy of Nigel Ackland, a 53-year-old man who lost his hand in an accident six years ago. Ackland shows off his bebionic3 myoelectric hand (made from aluminum and alloy), which can do things like peel vegetables and type on a computer keyboard, among other things.
Full Story: ITWorld
Me and my Sweetheart wife Grace and mother of my 5 kids for 25+ years now at Seattle’s Best Coffee Shop!!
“We are now in uncharted territory,”
New sea ice is finally starting to form again in the Arctic, scientists reported Wednesday, but not before reaching another record low last Sunday.
“We are now in uncharted territory,” Mark Serreze, director of the National Snow and Ice Data Center, said in a statement announcing the record low of 1.32 million square miles — nearly half the average extent from 1979 to 2010. The extent has been tracked by satellite since 1979.
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