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50-Gigapixel Camera Created Using 98 Microcameras

DARPA, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, has just revealed its latest project, a gigapixel camera. The camera is capable of taking photos that are much higher resolution that the normal human eye can see. | Tech Jam

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

In n July 2012, the US Army will deploy 3 Boeing A160 Hummingbird drones to Afghanistan. A rotor-based aircraft capable of vertical take-offs and landings. What's more, the craft will be affixed with the DARPA-developed ARGUS-IS imaging system -- which boasts a 1.8 gigapixel camera the Army says can "track people and vehicles from altitudes above 20,000 feet." Eventually, domestic cops will employ this technology > Death of privacy


Gigapixel camera could screen you for cancer -

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).