What They Can See

Abby Zimet

Worried yet by the first landing of an unmanned Navy drone on an aircraft carrier, thus rendering possible combat "anywhere on the planet"? If not, try this: First video on DARPA's "next generation of surveillance," the $18.5 million Autonomous Real-Time Ground Ubiquitous Surveillance Imaging System (ARGUS), the most advanced surveillance system in the world,  capable of patrolling at 17,500 feet and sending back high-resolution images of 1.8 gigapixels so clear you can see the color of a bad guy's - or good guy's, or your - shirt. Just so you know. And NOVA aired this a few months ago; God knows what they can do now.

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