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Offline Sionyn

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Woo Woo Remote Scanning Technology
« on: July 17, 2012, 11:09:06 pm »
Within the next year or two, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security will instantly know everything about your body, clothes, and luggage with a new laser-based molecular scanner fired from 164 feet (50 meters) away. From traces of drugs or gun powder on your clothes to what you had for breakfast to the adrenaline level in your body -- agents will be able to get any information they want without even touching you.

We're at a unique time in the history of surveillance: the cameras are everywhere, and we can still see them. Fifteen years ago, they weren't everywhere.

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IF this is real technology, isn't then the real problem then wading through this flood of data to find what you really want? Even if you're specific about looking for "traces of drugs or gunpowder on your clothes," even if you can handle the data volume, at some point you're going to hit a "sorting problem."

i am putting this in woo woo  dept

http://gizmodo.com/5923980/the-secret-government-laser-that-instantly-knows-everything-about-youHidden
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Re: Woo Woo Remote Scanning Technology
« Reply #1 on: July 18, 2012, 12:54:21 am »
Within the next year or two, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security will instantly know everything about your body, clothes, and luggage with a new laser-based molecular scanner fired from 164 feet (50 meters) away. From traces of drugs or gun powder on your clothes

Good luck with that. You'll be picking up every pot head and gun toting Yank who didn't wash since they came from the firing range or shooting beer cans  ;D

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Re: Woo Woo Remote Scanning Technology
« Reply #2 on: July 18, 2012, 01:38:55 am »
"It fires a laser to provide molecular-level feedback at distances of up to 50 meters in just picoseconds."

LOL, the laser won't even have hit its target yet in that time frame.  The positive side of this is that we will finally have Star Trek tricorders.
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Re: Woo Woo Remote Scanning Technology
« Reply #3 on: July 18, 2012, 02:19:49 am »
The positive side of this is that we will finally have Star Trek tricorders.

haha, i thought exactly the same thing!
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Re: Woo Woo Remote Scanning Technology
« Reply #4 on: July 18, 2012, 03:03:38 am »
Every July 4th,there will be huge peak in gunpowder detection! ;D
 

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Re: Woo Woo Remote Scanning Technology
« Reply #5 on: July 18, 2012, 04:53:54 am »

Good luck with that. You'll be picking up every pot head and gun toting Yank who didn't wash since they came from the firing range or shooting beer cans  ;D

Dave.

Actually had an aquintance that got briefly detained at an airport in Oklahoma becuase some sniffer picked up gunpowder residue on his clothes from "shootin' at beer cans"
 

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Re: Woo Woo Remote Scanning Technology
« Reply #6 on: July 18, 2012, 05:25:51 am »
what is a "laser spectrometer"??
 

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Re: Woo Woo Remote Scanning Technology
« Reply #7 on: July 18, 2012, 09:43:40 am »
what is a "laser spectrometer"??
Sounds like Raman scattering.
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Re: Woo Woo Remote Scanning Technology
« Reply #8 on: July 18, 2012, 10:23:18 am »
Its not just shooter who will be picked up if it is looking for nitrate's, Nail varnish, Card players, Painters and Farmers will also get detected, truth is there is so much nitro out there these sniffers become useless on their own.
On the other hand is this just a divining rod with lasers.
« Last Edit: July 18, 2012, 11:45:23 am by G7PSK »
 

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Re: Woo Woo Remote Scanning Technology
« Reply #9 on: July 18, 2012, 10:58:33 pm »
good i thought it was unachievable engineering wise for all the noise
slightly scary that something like would be given to governmental nobbers, let alone for some to hey this what humanity needs
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Re: Woo Woo Remote Scanning Technology
« Reply #10 on: July 19, 2012, 01:23:06 am »
put an IR pass filter infront your camcorder in night mode, you are done!
if something can select, how cant it be intelligent? if something is intelligent, how cant it exist?
 

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Re: Woo Woo Remote Scanning Technology
« Reply #11 on: July 19, 2012, 10:40:40 am »
Someone is already building tricorders. ;)

 

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Re: Woo Woo Remote Scanning Technology
« Reply #12 on: July 19, 2012, 11:38:05 pm »
That's not very exciting, a standard smartphone has the same capabilities.  However, he says: "My research projects involve adaptive spectral imaging as well as rapid prototyping for terahertz optics."  So his next version might actually be useful.
 

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Re: Woo Woo Remote Scanning Technology
« Reply #13 on: July 20, 2012, 02:11:25 pm »
this reminds the the technology shown in the "continuum" tv series
 


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