問題: Science: Social科學與研究

Distributed Cell-Phone Based Night Surveys

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Utilize billions of phone cameras, while charging battery at nights, to watch the sky for phenomena.

YAML 想法

Many of us geeks and nerds know that long-exposure night photography works pretty well with modern phones.

So, just creating an app, that monitors the sky collecting light while charging the phone at night, that activates automatically, when plugged in to charge at night (e.g., when sensors say it's dark, battery is charging, and no significant accelerometer motion is detected, and Wi-Fi connection is used), could be used to record, compress and send astronomic data for a decentralized research of the skies. It could be run intensively, utilizing its compute and network, because at those times it would be plugged in to the grid and Wi-Fi.

The users could set up custom data servers to send the data to, and this way, collectively run night surveys. Who knows what they could discover? Undocumented satellites, UFOs, NEOs, and maybe something else that we didn't know of.




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嗯,現在多數監控是盯着地面上的人,我們需要轉變一下思考方式。讓手機在夜裏監視天空是個好主意。


[瞬態]那麼,監視攝像機應該指向天空,什麼時候空轉? :)

[transiency] so, the surveillance cameras should point to skies, when idle? :)


對啊,這樣可以更高效率地利用它們


不不不,監控攝像機們可能需要一直監控地面。但是手機們確實是白天工作夜晚不工作的。而且全球24個小時人們/手機睡覺的時間不一樣,那麼如果都是睡覺的時候監控天空的話,就有了覆蓋全天球的24小時不間斷的監視網絡,太強大了!


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