|Spy/Security themed toys - that supposedly actually 'work' - you know, as much as the 'real' versions do|
|The dullest ever model aircraft kit. Was tempted to buy it and then paint it pink.|
|A dog with a webcam, from Wired Magazine. For bomd disposal work apparently.|
|From the Cranfield Prospectus, research on using military radar to track endangered wildlife.|
At the SSN conference at the start of the month, Kevin Haggerty gave a talk on surveillance and nature, and stated that once you started thinking about it, examples practically threw themselves at you. So here are two I've come across recently. The dog is a platform, whilst the bird sensing radar is an example of the complex intersection between surveillance and nature. The military technology is used to understand nature, and contribute to the maintenance of a particular ecological form, but at the same time, the work can flow through to enhance the design of small stealth aircraft.