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Yeah, I know you thought your Hello Kitty digicam was some hot stuff, but believe it or not the kids at Darpa have even got that one beat. Called ARGUS-IS this guy straps a 1.8 gigapixel camera to the bottom of an A-160T Hummingbird robot helicopter. The device is able to hover at high altitude for up to 20 hours -- keeping tabs of an area of over a hundred square miles. The frame rate is 15 fps and the "ground sample distance"...

2009-02-12

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Less than eight minutes after arriving at the famed attraction, a group of tourists visiting the Mount Rushmore National Memorial has made it clear they will not leave until at least one photo of every possible combination of people has been taken by every available camera, sources reported today.

2009-02-16

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Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have developed a fabric made of a mesh of light-sensitive fibers that collectively act like a rudimentary camera. The fibers, which each can detect two frequencies of light, produced signals that when amplified and processed by a computer reproduced an image of a smiley face near the mesh.

2009-07-07

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Small cameras strapped to four albatrosses in the southern Atlantic Ocean have shed light on the birds' feeding patterns...

2009-10-07

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Mr Dana, 41, was killed outside a prison west of Baghdad on Sunday after US troops said they mistook his camera for a rocket-propelled grenade launcher.

2003-08-20

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And the solution is ... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rTG58zlBlE8

2009

 Invisibility camera video
University of Sheffield PhD students Alex Baker and Chris Rose used a helium-filled balloon to send a foam box containing two small video cameras and a GPS tracker into the atmosphere. Because of the very cold temperatures at high altitudes, they insulated the box with duct tape and included a small heat pad to keep the cameras warm. The balloon is thought to have reached an altitude of 37km before popping, allowing a parachute inside to...

2011-01-31

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