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Could the Pentagon’s 1.8 Gigapixel Drone Camera Be Used for Domestic Surveillance?

Argus gigapixel persistant stare camera (small clip from nova video on my drones board).

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from Engadget

US Army's A160 Hummingbird drone-copter to don 1.8 gigapixel camera

A Boeing A160 Hummingbird drone. This rotor-based aircraft is capable of vertical take-offs and landings. The craft is affixed with the DARPA-developed ARGUS-IS imaging system -- which boasts a 1.8 gigapixel camera that can "track people and vehicles from altitudes above 20,000 feet."

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engineers at duke university have developed a camera able to take photos with up to one billion pixels of resolution.

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from Popular Mechanics

This Massive Camera Will Capture the Entire Southern Sky

This Massive Camera Will Capture the Entire Southern Sky | The Large Synoptic Sky Survey will find countless objects and phenomena, near and far, never seen before. [Future Space Technologies: http://futuristicnews.com/category/future-space/]

Giga Pan Systems Epic Pro Robotic Gigapixel Camera Mount. Want it? Own it? Add it to your profile on unioncy.com #gadgtes #tech #electronics

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Gigapixel camera could screen you for cancer - http://vr-zone.com/articles/gigapixel-camera-screen-cancer/82640.html

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We thought the 41 megapixels in the Nokia 808 were exorbitant, but a team of US engineers have one upped the Finns by building a one gigapixel camera that is only(!) the size of a bedside cabinet.

from MIT Technology Review

A Camera Made from Many Produces Gigapixel Images

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From an altitude of 20,000 ft, DARPA's newest aerial surveillance camera, ARGUS-IS, can keep a real-time video eye on an area 4.5 miles (7.2 km) across down to a resolution of about six inches (15 cm).

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