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  • iPhone App For the Revolution: Land Mine Locator



    I'm not sure this in the App Store or Cydia yet, but Harvard researchers are developing smartphone applications to assist in the detecting of landmines.

    In 2008 nearly 5,000 people died because of landmines despite 500,000 landmines being properly removed. To help curb these statistics Harvard researchers are developing the pattern enhancement tool for assisting land mine sensing or PETALS. Land mine detection technology hasn't changed much in the last 50 years. It still involves a metal detector and manually disabling the mine. Technicians essentailly wait till the detector beeps because something metal is underneath and then attempt to determine if it is in fact a mine. The main problem with this technique, there is a ton of metal %^&* in the ground to give false detections.

    Harvard researchers aim to solve this problem with PETALS. The application receives data from the metal detector and creates a visualization of the spatial pattern below. This reduces judgement calls and guessing for technicians and mine locating novices alike. Ideally the application makes landmine locating much more efficient and safe. Then again thats like saying we've developed technology to make bull-riding more efficient and safe. There is always going to be a level of inherent danger.

    Source: PETALS
    This article was originally published in forum thread: iPhone App For the Revolution: Land Mine Locator started by Phillip Swanson View original post
    Comments 25 Comments
    1. Silverado1987's Avatar
      Silverado1987 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Jahooba View Post
      This app is probably going to cost an arm and a leg

      Lmfao. Epic Line ever
    1. RICO_'s Avatar
      RICO_ -
      So how many times will Apple get sued when this app glitches up and fails to detect a land mine?

      I'm just waiting for the day Apple releases an app that will wipe your *** for you. Sure would save alot of money on toilet paper.
    1. Sindervhit's Avatar
      Sindervhit -
      Quote Originally Posted by Silverado1987 View Post
      Lmfao. Epic Line ever
      Took the words right out of my mouth. Brilliant.
    1. aidanski's Avatar
      aidanski -
      Quote Originally Posted by Wesss View Post
      Sooner or later the iPhone is going to be able to give impressive blowjobs.
      Quote Originally Posted by cowburnator View Post
      Can't wait!!!
      <- Just that.
    1. alexevo's Avatar
      alexevo -
      Quote Originally Posted by Wesss View Post
      Sooner or later the iPhone is going to be able to give impressive blowjobs.
      cheaper than a girlfriend and you can always turn it off if it starts whining too much. not to mention even with at&t's policy changes and rate hikes it is still cheaper than a gf. you can do it in the car. damn i can think of reasons all day long.