Sunday, September 20, 2020
Contact us    |    Advertise    |   Help    |   Cookie Policy    |   Privacy Policy    RSS icon Twitter icon Facebook icon
    Home  ·  News  ·  Forum  ·  Stories  ·  Image Gallery  ·  Columns  ·  Encyclopedia  ·  Videos
Find: in

New Chinese camera can see you 28 miles away


Posted on Sunday, 12 May, 2019 | Comment icon 6 comments

Soon there will be nowhere to hide. Image Credit: CC BY 2.0 Mike Mozart
Scientists in China have developed a long-range camera that can take 3D photographs over an insane distance.
As if mass surveillance wasn't already enough of a concern, scientists at the University of Science and Technology of China in Shanghai have developed a new type of low-cost, ultra-compact camera technology capable of taking 3-dimensional pictures from up to 28 miles away.

The core imaging technology (LIDAR) works using lasers - in this case a 1550nm low-power infrared laser capable of seeing through the smog and pollution typically found in large Chinese cities.
While this technology has been used in cameras before, this latest creation employs a number of improvements to render a detailed image from up to 3 times further away.

While it isn't quite possible to make out a human face at that distance, photographs taken from shorter distances will be much clearer - meaning that it will soon be impossible to hide from prying eyes.

According to the research team, such technology will be ideal for "remote sensing, airborne surveillance, and target recognition and identification."

Source: Toms Guide | Comments (6)


Tags: Spy Camera, China


Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #1 Posted by Vlad the Mighty on 12 May, 2019, 19:11
That's ok, I'm more than 28 miles away from China.
Comment icon #2 Posted by pallidin on 13 May, 2019, 2:21
But, the phone and security cameras made in China which work over a cellular data or an Internet connection have been accused of being secretly monitored by the Chinese government.
Comment icon #3 Posted by Seti42 on 13 May, 2019, 4:23
Proof the earth is flat! If it were round, the 'curvature' people speak of wouldn't allow line of sight at that distance! (Sorry, I had to...)
Comment icon #4 Posted by Vlad the Mighty on 13 May, 2019, 6:17
I'm not really particularly bothered about that. Why should I be worried whether the Chinese government know what I'm doing?
Comment icon #5 Posted by Jon the frog on 13 May, 2019, 12:28
Exactly !!!
Comment icon #6 Posted by DirtyDocMartens on 13 May, 2019, 21:30
That might be the best post I've ever read on this site. Cheers to ya!


Please Login or Register to post a comment.


  On the forums
Forum posts:
Forum topics:
Members:

6774147
282002
185945

 
'Venus is a Russian planet' claims space chief
9-20-2020
Dmitry Rogozin made the rather bizarre claim while speaking to reporters at an exhibition last week.
32-year-old man looks like a 14-year-old boy
9-20-2020
Denis Vashurin is something of an online celebrity in Russia thanks to his bafflingly youthful appearance.
Reality TV show will send winner up to the ISS
9-19-2020
A new show called 'Space Hero' will see contestants vying for a trip up to the International Space Station.
Weird science projects gain Ig Nobel Prize
9-19-2020
Some of this year's most bizarre science projects were recognized at an online ceremony this week.
Stories & Experiences
Ghost following me
9-18-2020 | Iowa
 
Mysterious glowing cube
8-23-2020 | Alabama
 
Black blob in my room/bed
7-23-2020 | Powell,TN U.S.
 
Transparent levitating ball
7-14-2020 | Santa Rosa, California
 
 
 
Grim reaper-like visitation
6-16-2020 | Canada
 
My monster catfish story
6-15-2020 | Dallas texas
 
Orb of light in room
5-9-2020 | USA/Texas/Waco
 
Not sleeping alone
5-9-2020 | Los Angeles
 

         More stories | Send us your story
Featured Videos
Gallery icon 
NASA studies underwater 'white smoker' vents
Posted 4-17-2020 | 3 comments
Hydrothermal vents on the ocean floor can teach us about possible habitats on other worlds.
 
10 strange things about our solar system
Posted 3-17-2020 | 0 comments
A look at some of the most mysterious things about our solar system.
 
Lizzie - Scotland's other loch monster
Posted 3-8-2020 | 0 comments
Amelia Dimoldenberg investigates the Loch Ness Monster's neighbor.
 
 View: More videos
 
Top   |  Home   |   Forum   |   News   |   Image Gallery   |  Columns   |   Encyclopedia   |   Videos   |   Polls
UM-X 10.712 Unexplained-Mysteries.com (c) 2001-2020
Terms   |   Privacy Policy   |   Cookies   |   Advertise   |   Contact   |   Help/FAQ