Device can scan objects half a mile away, reproduce them

04/11/2013 | TechHive

Using a low-energy laser, something like that in a Kinect device, a new scanner can accurately measure objects up to half a mile away and use the data to make reproductions in 3D. The device, developed by researchers at Edinburgh's Heriot Watt University, can also measure minute movements. Work is now underway to extend the scanner's already impressive range.

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