Motion-Activated Cameras Capture Biodiversity
Added Jun 5, 2012 | Rate View top rated
Motion-activated cameras at Stanford University's Jasper Ridge Biological Preserve allow researchers to observe animals like never before. The solar-powered cameras automatically record video or photographs when a creature is in the vicinity and night vision means the scientists never miss a moment. Videos and photos are instantaneously uploaded, thanks to a new wireless network infrastructure that covers almost the entire preserve ? 1,200 acres in the Santa Cruz Mountains. New footage of skunks, possums, raccoons, mountain lions, deer, jackrabbits, hummingbirds, bobcats, and many others sheds light on the biodiversity in the preserve.
LAquaker | commented on October 20, 2012
So What. Two of us built self-contained 16mm movie camera boxes with nicad battery pacs to run quartz lamps. We used Vietnam War ground motion sensors to trigger the camera and an alarm signal radio in Northern California in 1976. I signed up for a class on Infrared imaging at UCLA in 1978, but the class was than "canceled&­quot;. Walking through JPL in 1982, they said they had never been ALLOWED to fly a multi-element video detector to the moon or distant planets, these were all "Classifie­d"... At the time i was building solid state video take-offs for Hollywood! patent US3049588
flyhal | commented on June 12, 2012
I am surprised that as large as the camera is, it should have batteries for the link to the wireless transmitter in the pole. I am sure this was considered so what happened here in this - next version or upgrade? Hal
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