Eyes in the Sky

Eyes in the Sky

While it may well solve serious crimes and even help ease the traffic along your morning commute, it could also enable far more sinister and dangerous intrusions into our lives. This is closed-circuit television on steroids.

Author: Arthur Holland Michel

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780544971660

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 320

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The fascinating history and unnerving future of high-tech aerial surveillance, from its secret military origins to its growing use on American citizens Eyes in the Sky is the authoritative account of how the Pentagon secretly developed a godlike surveillance system for monitoring America's enemies overseas, and how it is now being used to watch us in our own backyards. Whereas a regular aerial camera can only capture a small patch of ground at any given time, this system—and its most powerful iteration, Gorgon Stare—allow operators to track thousands of moving targets at once, both forwards and backwards in time, across whole city-sized areas. When fused with big-data analysis techniques, this network can be used to watch everything simultaneously, and perhaps even predict attacks before they happen. In battle, Gorgon Stare and other systems like it have saved countless lives, but when this technology is deployed over American cities—as it already has been, extensively and largely in secret—it has the potential to become the most nightmarishly powerful visual surveillance system ever built. While it may well solve serious crimes and even help ease the traffic along your morning commute, it could also enable far more sinister and dangerous intrusions into our lives. This is closed-circuit television on steroids. Facebook in the heavens. Drawing on extensive access within the Pentagon and in the companies and government labs that developed these devices, Eyes in the Sky reveals how a top-secret team of mad scientists brought Gorgon Stare into existence, how it has come to pose an unprecedented threat to our privacy and freedom, and how we might still capitalize on its great promise while avoiding its many perils.
Categories: Technology & Engineering

Eyes in the Sky

Eyes in the Sky

It would be an enlargement with sufficient detail to be easily recognized by the
naked eye. ... on crutches.” To properly test the cameras, film, pilots, and even the
U-2 itself, long missions were flown from the West Coast all 116 z eyes in the sky.

Author: Dino Brugioni

Publisher: Naval Institute Press

ISBN: 9781612510149

Category: History

Page: 466

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Dino A. Brugioni, author of the best-selling account of the Cuban Missile crisis, Eyeball to Eyeball, draws on his long CIA career as one of the world's premier experts on aerial reconnaissance to provide the inside story of President Dwight D. Eisenhower’s efforts to use spy planes and satellites to gather military intelligence. He reveals Eisenhower to be a hands-on president who, contrary to popular belief, took an active role in assuring that the latest technology was used to gather aerial intelligence. This previously untold story of the secret Cold War espionage program makes full use of the author’s own firsthand knowledge and of the information gained from interviews with important participants. As a founder and senior officer of the CIA’s National Photographic Interpretation Center, Brugioni was a key player in keeping Eisenhower informed of all developments, and he sheds new light on the president’s contributions toward building an effective and technologically advanced aerial reconnaissance organization. Eyes in the Sky provides details of the president’s backing of the U-2’s development and its use to dispel the bomber gap, to provide data on Soviet missile and nuclear efforts and to deal with crises in the Suez, Lebanon, Chinese Off Shore Islands, Tibet, Indonesia, East Germany, and elsewhere. Brugioni offers new information about Eisenhower’s order of U-2 flights over Malta, Cyprus, Toulon, and Israel and subsequent warnings to the British, French, and Israelis that the U.S. would not support an invasion of Egypt. He notes that the president also backed the development of the CORONA photographic satellite, which eventually proved the missile gap with the Soviet Union didn't exist, and a variety of other satellite systems that detected and monitored problems around the world.
Categories: History

Eyes on the Sky

Eyes on the Sky

After an enthusiastic start in 1887, the project matured notoriously slowly, and the
resulting catalogue, known as the Carte du Ciel (Map of the Sky), was eventually
published in 1962. With a photographic plate replacing the human eye, the ...

Author: Francis Graham-Smith

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780191053610

Category: Science

Page: 320

View: 636

Four centuries ago, Galileo first turned a telescope to look up at the night sky. His discoveries opened the cosmos, revealing the geometry and dynamics of the solar system. Today's telescopic equipment, stretching over the whole spectrum from visible light to radio and millimetre astronomy, through infrared to ultraviolet, X-rays and gamma rays, has again transformed our understanding of the whole Universe. In this book Francis Graham-Smith explains how this technology can be engaged to give us a more in-depth picture of the nature of the universe. Looking at both ground-based telescopes and telescopes on spacecraft, he analyses their major discoveries, from planets and pulsars to cosmology. Large research teams and massive data handling are necessary, but the excitement of discovery is increasingly shared by a growing public, who can even join in some of the analysis by remote computer techniques. Observational astronomy has become international. All major projects are now partnerships; most notably the Square Kilometre Array, which will involve astronomers from over 100 countries and will physically exist in several of them. Covering the history and development of telescopes from Galileo to the present day, Eyes on the Sky traces what happens when humankind looks up.
Categories: Science

Eyes on the Sky

Eyes on the Sky

This book traces the development of telescopes from Galileo to the present day, and explains the basic principles of telescopes that operate in different parts of electromagnetic spectrum.

Author: Francis Graham-Smith

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780198734277

Category: Astronomy

Page: 280

View: 560

Four centuries ago, Galileo first turned a telescope to look up at the night sky. His discoveries opened the cosmos, revealing the geometry and dynamics of the solar system. Today's telescopic equipment, stretching over the whole spectrum from visible light to radio and millimetre astronomy, through infrared to ultraviolet, X-rays and gamma rays, has again transformed our understanding of the whole Universe. In this book Francis Graham-Smith explains how this technology can be engaged to give us a more in-depth picture of the nature of the universe. Looking at both ground-based telescopes and telescopes on spacecraft, he analyses their major discoveries, from planets and pulsars to cosmology. Large research teams and massive data handling are necessary, but the excitement of discovery is increasingly shared by a growing public, who can even join in some of the analysis by remote computer techniques. Observational astronomy has become international. All major projects are now partnerships; most notably the Square Kilometre Array, which will involve astronomers from over 100 countries and will physically exist in several of them. Covering the history and development of telescopes from Galileo to the present day, Eyes on the Sky traces what happens when humankind looks up.
Categories: Astronomy

Keep Your Eyes on the Sky Susie and the Clouds

Keep Your Eyes on the Sky   Susie and the Clouds

Join Susie the dragon as she takes flight!

Author: Tina Mavrikidis

Publisher:

ISBN: 0988504030

Category:

Page: 28

View: 585

Join Susie the dragon as she takes flight! Learn the importance of keeping your eye on the sky, as you fly with Susie and her Mother, on this very important journey! See how Susie applies what she learned about clouds from her favorite Meteorologists Brittany and George!
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That Eye The Sky

That Eye  The Sky

All this, and more, begins at the moment the ute driven by Ort Flack's father ploughs into a roadside tree, throwing the whole world out of kilter. 'The best book about a boy I've read since Huckleberry Finn.

Author: Tim Winton

Publisher: Penguin Group Australia

ISBN: 9781742537382

Category: Fiction

Page: 156

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That Eye, the Sky is Tim Winton's luminous novel about a boy's vision of the world beyond, and about finding a way through cataclysm. Ort knows the sky is watching. He knows what it means to watch; he spends long hours listening at doors and peering through cracks. Things are terribly wrong. His father is withering away, his sister is consumed by hatred, his grandmother is all inside herself, and his mother, a flower-child of the 1960s, is brave but helpless. Then a strange man appears at their door. That Eye, the Sky is a novel about the miraculous power of love, and the blurry distinctions between the natural and the supernatural. All this, and more, begins at the moment the ute driven by Ort Flack's father ploughs into a roadside tree, throwing the whole world out of kilter. 'The best book about a boy I've read since Huckleberry Finn.' Sydney Morning Herald 'A story of generosity, insight and originality.' Weekend Australian 'A wrenching story that proves that love like Ort's can prevail against hell itself.' Publisher's Weekly
Categories: Fiction

Eye in the Sky

Eye in the Sky

"An ordinary day in the big city turns to chaos when Ali buys an eyeball for her brother at the magic store"--Back cover. Suggested level: primary.

Author: Janice Marriott

Publisher: Learning Media Ltd

ISBN: 0478237685

Category: Children's stories, New Zealand

Page: 48

View: 376

"An ordinary day in the big city turns to chaos when Ali buys an eyeball for her brother at the magic store"--Back cover. Suggested level: primary.
Categories: Children's stories, New Zealand

Eyes to the Sky

Eyes to the Sky

This book contains a sea of my thoughts and experiences, many that I feel pertain to life as we move much faster than our feathers can bear. I hope you enjoy reading this collective piece, that which has taken me 3 years to finally publish.

Author: Rizul Naithani

Publisher:

ISBN: 9798666616505

Category:

Page: 50

View: 177

I have always wondered if our subconscious has stored a depth not meant to be understood for if I had not started poetry, I would have never become aware. This book contains a sea of my thoughts and experiences, many that I feel pertain to life as we move much faster than our feathers can bear. I hope you enjoy reading this collective piece, that which has taken me 3 years to finally publish. I appreciate your support as I begin my journey as an author with each page you flip and read over.
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Your Starry Eyes in the Sky

Your Starry Eyes in the Sky

In the story "Your starry eyes in the sky", the protagonist Pablo is shaken by his first love at first sight and does not know how to act in front of it.

Author: Julio Millares

Publisher: Independently Published

ISBN: 1092710329

Category:

Page: 30

View: 346

In the story "Your starry eyes in the sky", the protagonist Pablo is shaken by his first love at first sight and does not know how to act in front of it. So he turned to the advice and help of a friend who accompanied him to invite the teacher in question to a school dance. Then his father helps him too and Paul gets to know the emotion that had disturbed him so much. A funny book that deals with the first love at first sight with empathy and tenderness. Julio Millares won the Vargas Llosa prize for novels and the Imaginaria magazine prize for children's stories. He lived in Brazil, Italy, France, Mexico and Sweden and then returned to his native Argentina. He is a professor in the Faculty of Arts of the National University of Cuyo.
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Eyes in the Sky

Eyes in the Sky

Doctor Afras Petewerti's goal was to become the most successful alien in the universe.

Author: N Victoria Kennedy

Publisher:

ISBN: 0359359620

Category:

Page: 312

View: 757

Doctor Afras Petewerti's goal was to become the most successful alien in the universe. He had a creation in mind that would change his life forever. With various obstacles in the way, and emotional breakdowns, he brought a new species to life: the human beings. The new species brought hardships and chaos to the universe. Planets were destroyed, and innocent lives were taken. Dr. Petewerti has to choose between keeping his creation alive, or ending it once and for all.
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Eyes on the Skies

Eyes on the Skies

Adopted as the official book of the International Year of Astronomy (IYA) 2009, this stunningly illustrated history of telescopic discovery spans the range from the first telescopes via the Hubble Space Telescope to next generation ...

Author: Govert Schilling

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 3527408657

Category: Science

Page: 132

View: 979

Adopted as the official book of the International Year of Astronomy (IYA) 2009, this stunningly illustrated history of telescopic discovery spans the range from the first telescopes via the Hubble Space Telescope to next generation platforms, and how they have changed and continue to change our view of the universe, our place in it and where it all came from. EYES ON THE SKIES features numerous full-page photographs and is printed in high-quality color throughout. Also includes the official IYA DVD with 59 minutes of narrated text, expert comments and interviews, animations, computer simulations, science results, plus footage from observatories.
Categories: Science

The Eclipse of Symbolism

The Eclipse of Symbolism

In this process the seeing eye of man was projected into the sky to become the all
-seeing eye of God. By a leap of symbolic thinking, the sun, the preeminent "eye
of the sky," was assigned human properties and thus became one of the visual ...

Author: Peter Fingesten

Publisher:

ISBN: 0872491722

Category: Art

Page: 172

View: 707

Categories: Art

The Electronic Intensive Care Unit

The Electronic Intensive Care Unit

Author: Trudi B. Stafford

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:724675269

Category: Medical care--Data processing

Page: 254

View: 206

Categories: Medical care--Data processing

Pilot Biologists

Pilot Biologists

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:1015937574

Category: Aerial surveys

Page: 2

View: 521

Categories: Aerial surveys

Astronomy Now

Astronomy Now

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Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015046526763

Category: Astronomy

Page:

View: 294

Categories: Astronomy

Shoot Castles in the Sky

Shoot    Castles in the Sky

... to open out your eyes on the horizon waiting for a sail to appear , unfolded like
a handkerchief to dry your tears . FINA : Here you are . You know you ' re here ,
there ' s no choice , noone will come to take you through the looking glass .

Author: Fermín Cabal

Publisher:

ISBN: IND:30000076366677

Category: Spanish drama

Page: 68

View: 578

Categories: Spanish drama

The American Mercury

The American Mercury

There ' s no unjust about it . on each side of the gate , rigid and unyielding , We '
re all the same - equally juststaring across at each other with bitter hostile under
the sky — under the sun - under eyes . The balves of the big church door swing ...

Author: Henry Louis Mencken

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015030748613

Category: Periodicals

Page:

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Categories: Periodicals