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camerasTwo Cheap Cameras Can Provide LiDAR-like Object Detection for Self-Driving

Cornell researchers can use two inexpensive cameras on either side of the windshield to detect objects with nearly LiDAR’s accuracy and at a fraction of the cost. Currently, the LIDAR implementation needs three devices and a cost of $10,000 per …

camerasTesla Adds Sentry and Dog Modes

Tesla has activated a Sentry mode for its cars. Sentry Mode puts the Tesla vehicle into a “Standby” state. The car’s external cameras to detect potential threats. If a minimal threat is detected, such as someone leaning on a car, …

camerasTesla Cars With Autopilot 2+ Hardware Will Watch Over the Car in Sentry Mode

Elon Musk tweeted that Tesla is working on Sentry Mode for 360° dashcam surveillance. The car cameras will record activity like someone hitting a Tesla car parked in a parking lot. More software and storage will be used to activate …

camerasSimple Existing Camera Technology and How Privacy Died a Few Years Ago

Nextbigfuture has predicted ultra-high resolution cameras would become relatively common and high-resolution images and video would impact privacy. In 2006, Brian Wang of Nextbigfuture made two predictions related to cameras, resolution and privacy. Gigapixel cameras common was predicted for 2009-2015. …

astronomyGround based superconducting cameras and telescopes for measure CMB with 100 times more sensitivity

The ‘Stage-4’ ground-based cosmic microwave background (CMB) experiment, CMB-S4, consisting of dedicated telescopes equipped with highly sensitive superconducting cameras operating at the South Pole, the high Chilean Atacama plateau, and possibly northern hemisphere sites, will provide a dramatic leap forward …

camerasDigital Big Brothers – China tripling surveillance cameras by 2020, UK and US also have mass surveillance

China had 176 million surveillance cameras in operation last year and the speed of growth is expected to see that figure more than triple to reach 626 million by 2020. The UK is currently still considered to be the most …

camerasSupertiny cameras could shrink from pill size to dust size

The pill-sized cameras in today’s mobile phones may seem miraculously tiny, given that a decade ago the smallest cameras available for retail sale were the size of a pack of cards. Ali Hajimiri of the California Institute of Technology will …

camerasNear term technology for global big brother

A few thousand microsatellites with deployable telescopes could provide constant image monitoring of the earth at 0.25 meter to 0.5 resolution. This would scale up persistent drone monitoring to a global scale. There would be issues of data transmission and …

artificial intelligenceUS China Trade Wars in the near term and long term

President elect Trump claimed during his campaign that he would designate China as a “currency manipulator,” imposing a 45 percent tariff on imported Chinese goods. He has also urged opposition to TPP and globalization. Experts at a seminar held by …

camerasGenetically engineered HIV Vaccine moves to phase I human trial in summer of 2017 and other vaccine candidates in various trial stages

A vaccine for HIV developed by Oregon Health Sciences University in collaboration with the California National Primate Research Center at the University of California, Davis, is moving toward clinical trials. The vaccine uses another virus, cytomegalovirus, or CMV, as a …