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World Heritage Sites To Be Digitally Preserved
2013-10-23 04:37:13

[ Watch the Video: Preserving World Heritage Sites In 3D ] redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Using the cloud to back up documents, photos and other important files is one thing, but a new nonprofit group is taking things to the next level by digitally preserving the world’s best-known monuments and historic landmarks. The organization, which is known as CyArk, has already created virtual back-up versions of over 100 ancient structures, ruins and landscapes,...

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2009-09-18 06:10:00

A group of British scientists are getting ready to create a digital model of Mount Rushmore by using laser scanning that would help recreate the monument if it were ever damaged. This particular project is part of a larger effort to accurately record the exact dimensions of top 500 most famous World Heritage Sites, including the Acropolis in Athens and the Great Wall of China. The team, from the Glasgow School of Art and Historic Scotland, is now surveying 10 World Heritage Sites in Britain...


Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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