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2010-09-10 13:52:29

On Friday, Japanese researchers said they have developed technology to scan a book as a person flips through it. The chief researcher of the team at the University of Tokyo's Graduate School of Information Science and Technology said the prototype ultra-speed scanner capable of digitizing a book in one minute would be built within a couple years. The "book-flipping scanning" system enables a camera to take up to 500 photographs per second, recording about 170 book pages in 60 seconds as a...


Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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