iCandy: Checking Things Out

A space telescope's mirror array, a liquid scanner at airports, and a body-mounted video camera are among the tools for examining what's around us

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The Vievu PVR-LE2 body-mounted video camera now worn by officers with the Bainbridge Island, Wash., police department has 4 gigabytes of internal memory—enough to capture 4 hours of video with 640- by 480-pixel resolution. But turning the US $900 device on during, say, a traffic stop is not mandatory. Also, the system where the downloaded video is stored automatically dumps any footage after 30 days, unless it is flagged.

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