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join the US led Electric coalition `` I S. Now, time for Click.


Whereat the extremists hiding? Without realising it, they have


already told the world. Technology touches every aspect of


our lives, and it is usually used for good. Sometimes, it is used for


good. Sometimes, it is useful ill as well. That seems to be the case with


the news coming out of Syria and Iraq which has been unremittingly


grim. Islamic State has been waging a campaign of terror with horrific


results. One particularly new aspect of this has been the extensive and


expert use of social media to broadcast its message, both to


create fear and to bring in new recruits. Some Twitter users this


week started urging others to stop sharing the material under the


#ISISblackout. We have come to Leicester to meet one person who is


using his skills to turn their own propaganda against them. This is


Elliot Higgins, father of one and resident of Leicester and a


self`employed investigative journalist. Working from a small


office, he is the founder of Belling Cat, a website which uses open


source databases and power of the crowd to analyse photos and videos


posted by insurgents in Syria and Iraq and tries to work out where


they were taken. For example, spotting details and bridges,


unusual buildings and other notable features in the background of these


propaganda shots of a training camp somewhere in Iraq, he was able to


match the photos to similar shots taken by locals and two satellite


images, to pinpoint the location of the camp. Earlier this year, after


the Flight MH17 crash in Ukraine, he monitored photos on Instagram and


Twitter by people in the area to track the journey of an unusual


military vehicle that he thinks was carrying a surface`to`air missile on


that day. He believes that he has been able to pinpoint the field from


which it was launched. This is from a video in the Ukraine. There is


that white spot and this is one from Russia. It is the same one. It might


look small but this operation costs money. Elliott gave up his job to do


this full`time and has raised ?50,000 through Kickstarter to


sustain and expand his operation. Well, it really started when looked


I was looking at the conflict in Libya. Really, I was just interested


in current events. There was information being posted on sites


like Youtube and Twitter and Facebook which was being ignored. It


seemed to be that some of this information was interesting. The


problem was the question of how do we know if it is true. I started to


teach myself ways to verify the information. One of the first videos


I looked at had a big main road and a mosque in it. They said that it


this certain town and I went to the town and I found the road and I


found exactly the same mosque and I could verify it was the same town


using that information. While you may have assume that government


agencies are already doing this kind of stuff and with better resources


than one laptop, Elliott does not think that they are. Yeah, I've been


contacted by all kinds of different agencies, you know, different


departments of the same agency, saying, "This is interesting, how do


you do it? " It is something I'm very willing to show them. It is


open source information. If I can figure out where someone was


standing when they were filming the video and they do it every week,


then that means that people with artillery and rocket launchers can


also target that position. Last week, he claims to have pinpointed a


location in Syria where the American journalist James Foley was killed by


militants. You can make out ` it is most likely to be trees rather than


individual structures. This is a best estimate based on what we know.


I am certain that it is in this region. Motorist in the UK are being


warned of the danger of using these devices while driving. The US space


agency have been debating whether to send more devices into space. The US


space agency NASA has announced which companies it is backing to


take the country's astronauts back into space. Since retiring their own


shuttles in 2011, the Americans have had to rely on Russian ships to get


off the ground. The decision sees $6.2 billion being paid out to


Boeing and SpaceX in order to develop their human spaceflight


capability. If all goes to plan, NASA will have rockets by the end of


2017. Panasonic has unveiled a hybrid smartphone camera with a huge


one inch, 20 megapixel sensor, more normally found in its dedicated


camera.s Unveiled at a trade show in Cologne, the extra optical heft


should improve sensitivity in low light and allow the phone it to


shoot ultra`high`definition video. Large lens phone cameras seem to be


something of a trend at the moment. It is a programmer in`joke that has


become a surprise gaming hit. Goat Simulator is trotting off PC and


going to Android and iOS devices. It is a third`person or third`goat


adventure which allows people to take their goat to the fair or ride


a bike. It has intentionally buggy sections and rubbish controls.


Now, if you own a home cinema system, the chances are that you


have not been to the actual cinema in quite a while. One way that movie


theatres are trying to lure audiences back is with 3`D which


seems to work better in a controlled space than in a home environment.


The problem is that 3`D is not as realistic or as comfortable to watch


as perhaps it could be. Now, the movie industry is looking to


introduce a new breed of 3`D. We sent Dan Simmons to Amsterdam to


witness the first screening of a film made with the new technology.


The number of cinema``goers choosing the 3`D version of a film has


dropped by a third in the last four years. People are falling out of


love with 3`D. The novelty has worn off. They are not bright enough.


They are too dim. You can only hear the movie. You know how your mother


said, "Don't read in the dark"? It is not going to be a comfortable


experience. Now that we can show it at this proper light level, it is a


shot in the arm for the format. This is the world's first screening of a


full`length movies using the 6P system. We project two images


simultaneously for the left and right eyes. The whole idea is we do


not have to flash between the two. It is a better and more persistent


vision. Therefore, the 3`D looks more natural. We don't go through


life alternating our eyes. We go through life with both eyes open and


we see both offset images at the same time. These are not servers.


They are laser power units, pumping out up to 100,000 beams of light


down fibre`optic to two projectors. Basically put, each projector uses a


different mix of colours of wavelengths to send the same picture


to each eye. Using these classes, they only allow certain wavelengths


of light through. The left eye can only see what is coming out of our


projector, the right, what is coming out of this. The important thing is


that it has not been possible in the past to get the whole project worth


of light into each eye at the same time. Now we can and that replicates


how we see. We are using a system called colour separation based 3`D


which is different from 99% of cinemas which use polarisation


schemes. That system needs something in front of the projector or inside


the projector to polarise the light. That absorbs a lot of light. With a


spectral separation or a colour`separation based technique,


using lasers, we can generate the light right from the source at the


correct wavelength. We eliminate the filter stage. The only thing between


you and the image or you and the projector are the glasses. Finally,


we have a technology solution to make 3D as bright as 2`D. The new


system is bright enough to do away with the traditional silver screen,


which can create hotspots of brightness, depending on where we


st. The nice part about having a flat map screen is that it basically


looks the same across the board for people sitting on the front row, the


side row or the back row. That at least allows everybody to see the


movie the way the filmmaker wanted them to when he made it. This is


certainly one of the best 3D experiences I've had. I have to say,


the glasses are not just reflected on this site but this side as well,


so you do get a little bit of reflection when you look through the


lenses but it is crisp and clear and the colours are brilliant. Could it


be the saviour of 3D film? I think it's a fundamental piece to continue


to support that format. ROAR. It turns out that we are celebrating


something, because this is click episode number 750. The BBC has


finally decided to give us our own YouTube channel. Yes, I know, we


have been asking for it for quite a few years, and if I am honest I


think they came to the decision relatively quickly. Anyway, we have


dusted off our original YouTube trailer, and I think it still works.


This radio controlled helicopter can not only fly itself, but it can also


being video imagery straight onto the information superhighway. It is


the smart phone skirt tailored from 80 smartphones. Electrically powered


unicycle for perambulation. It beams that information based on my


location, allowing me to record whatever I want. It can enhance


reality with extra information. Click. Tomorrow's world, today.


Anyway, you can subscribe to the channel at YouTube .com/BBC click.


Enjoy that, thank you very much for watching. We will see you next time.


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