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News Currents: Stealthy Clothes, Unexplained Buildings, And Panoramas From Above

News Currents: Stealthy Clothes, Unexplained Buildings, And Panoramas From Above

Stealth clothing offers protection against airborne drones and thermal imaging.

Thursday, January 10, 2013 - 22:00

Chris Gorski, Editor

In a day in which analysts suggested that 2013 will see the launch of at least five new products from Apple, and thousands are attending the Consumer Electronics Show, even more technologies are in the news.

One is "stealth wear," as described in this story from Salon. This combination art and technology project that promises to offer protection against a variety of surveillance tactics, including airborne drones and thermal imaging. The designer, Adam Harvey, even devised a pocket that will black out a cell phone signal, thereby protecting the wearer from GPS tracking.

Wired has a story about how Google Earth helped a former CIA analyst find some mysterious patterns and apparent construction in a formerly barren area outside Kashgar, a small city in China. Several commenters on the story suggest that it may be a manufacturing or agricultural processing center.

And finally -- The Atlantic highlights an effort to provide a new perspective on the city skyline. It's a panorama taken from above Manhattan. The image, created by Sergey Semonov, won first prize in the amateur category of the Epson International Photographic Pano Awards.

 

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