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The Rocks are Listening

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posted on Oct, 8 2005 @ 12:43 AM
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Spy Rocks!!!!

Saw this and had to share.


news.ft.com...

"The US military is developing miniature electronic sensors disguised as rocks"

"could be ready for use in about 18 months"

My guess is they've already got 'em

"is so sensitive that it can detect the sound of a human footfall at 20ft to 30ft. "

I wonder how far it picks up a voice.

Would love to share more but I don't subscribe to FT.com.

Anybody think they'll use these at home instead of just abroad?



[edit on 10/8/05 by redmage]




posted on Oct, 8 2005 @ 02:49 AM
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I sure hope they will not use these at home, but what's to stop them?

I picture enemies dropping electric dildos at every strategic points to distract those spy rocks.

Or imagine the reaction on the face of an archaeologist who crack that rock open to look for fossils inside, and what he discover is a circuit board. Meh!?



posted on Oct, 8 2005 @ 06:01 AM
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Sounds similiar to motes or smart dust, but much larger.
robotics.eecs.berkeley.edu...

They probably already have the capability to drop nanomitters from a B-2 and canvas acreas for surveillance. Hey what's them metallic dots on my porch.



posted on Oct, 8 2005 @ 10:55 AM
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*cough* area 51 *cough*



posted on Oct, 8 2005 @ 03:53 PM
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Originally posted by PrimalDeaf
*cough* area 51 *cough*


Yeah, I had heard of a guy who got introuble for taking a "sensor" from the outskirts of there.

I can't remember if it was a "rock" or just burried shallow but I thought it was the latter.

[edit on 10/8/05 by redmage]



posted on Oct, 8 2005 @ 04:10 PM
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Originally posted by Regenmacher
Sounds similiar to motes or smart dust, but much larger.
robotics.eecs.berkeley.edu...


Yeah, makes the rocks seem a little obsolete, but with the "camo" of a larger rock one could easily increase the battery size and time length of operation.

Also there's the pros and cons of laser vs rf communication.
Although rf is easier to detect, it doesn't nescessarily have to land "right side up" from a uav dropoff which, imho, would be much more user friendly and the most likely method of deployment in a battlefield scenerio.


Originally posted by Regenmacher
They probably already have the capability to drop nanomitters from a B-2 and canvas acreas for surveillance.


Wouldn't supprise me one bit


Originally posted by Regenmacher
Hey what's them metallic dots on my porch.


You too?!?



[edit on 10/8/05 by redmage]



posted on Oct, 8 2005 @ 04:26 PM
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..and good page on smart dust and 'macro motes.'


Very fun stuff.


So what happens if you accidentally ingest one of these suckers?



posted on Oct, 8 2005 @ 04:28 PM
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Originally posted by soficrow
So what happens if you accidentally ingest one of these suckers?


Actually, they address that in the link he provided.

"If by ill chance you did inhale one, it would be just like inhaling a gnat. You'd cough it up post-haste. Unpleasant, but not very likely."



posted on Oct, 8 2005 @ 09:24 PM
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