The Pentagon has a laser that can identify people from a distance—by their heartbeat

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The Jetson prototype can pick up on a unique cardiac signature from 200 meters away, even through clothes.

Everyone’s heart is different. Like the iris or fingerprint, our unique cardiac signature can be used as a way to tell us apart. Crucially, it can be done from a distance.

It’s that last point that has intrigued US Special Forces. Other long-range biometric techniques include gait analysis, which identifies someone by the way he or she walks. This method was supposedly used to identify an infamous ISIS terrorist before a drone strike. But gaits, like faces, are not necessarily distinctive. An individual’s cardiac signature is unique, though, and unlike faces or gait, it remains constant and cannot be altered or disguised.

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FINDER can detect heartbeats hidden beneath rubble

FINDER was created to detect a human heartbeat buried beneath 30 feet (9 meters) of crushed material.

Search and rescue teams immediately set out to find victims trapped beneath the wreckage of trapped buildings caused by natural disasters or human-made catastrophes. During these missions, time is imperative, and the ability to quickly detect living victims greatly increases the chances of rescue and survival.

 

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DARPA developing sensors to track you by your heartbeat

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The government wants to track you by your heartbeat.

You may be hiding on the other side of the wall but the U.S. military can see you breathing, they can even see your heartbeat racing.  But you may be surprised if you think you can run farther away or hide in a crowd.  The Defense Department’s sensors will find you.  The Pentagon is looking to tweak their life-form finder that can spot your heartbeat no matter where you are.

 

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Human Heartbeat Could be Used to Charge an iPod

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The latest device is thousands of times more powerful than its predecessors, allowing scientists to take the technology out of the lab for the first time.

The human heartbeat could be used to power an ipod after scientists developed a tiny chip which uses the body’s own movement to generate power.  Scientists hope that as the nanotechnology used in the chip evolves, it could lead to electronics which don’t require batteries or mains power.

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Drinking Too Much Cola Can Lead To Health Problems

Drinking Too Much Cola Can Lead To Health Problems

Drinking too much cola can cause week bones and paralysis 

Drinking large quantities of cola could lead to muscle problems, an irregular heartbeat and bone weakness, according to experts.

The number of cola-lovers suffering health issues is on the rise as the food industry pushes towards an ‘increase in portion sizes’, they added.

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