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Entrance to the gate of Nimrod, destroyed by the IS group and digitally reconstructed as part of Project Mosul. Model by ruimx from photos at projectmosul.org

Preservationists race to capture cultural monuments with 3D images

Researchers are making 3D scans, architectural plans and detailed photographic records of cultural heritage sites around the world, knowing they could be destroyed at any time.
In the 1977 movie Star Wars, Princess Lea recorded a holographic message that was delivered to Obi Wan Kenobi. Screenshot from Star Wars/Lucasfilm/20th Century Fox

No more science fiction: 3D holographic images

Three-dimensional images you can see without special glasses have been created with a clever user of lasers and graphene.
Good news, entomologists! Tiny insects, such as this Australian weevil, can be scanned and viewed in full colour and 3D from anywhere in the world. John Tann/Flickr

A big tick for entomologists: new 3D colour scans of insects

Observation is a cornerstone of science – we learn much about the universe and how it works just by looking at it. But observation can be a huge challenge. It’s easy to forget that human eyes allow us…
New technology allows online customers to ‘try on’ gear using 3D images taken with a smartphone camera. glasses.com

‘Virtual changerooms’ coming soon to a smartphone near you

We know buying clothes and accessories online carries a certain level of risk - what if the delivered product doesn’t fit or looks ridiculous? But thanks to research into augmented reality you could soon…

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