Finally, a Digital Library of Bizarre Human Bones From the Middle Ages

A spinal column with fused vertebrae. The bones of a woman with advanced syphilis. Skeletons deformed by rickets and leprosy. A fascinating online library of deformed bones from the Middle Ages goes live today—and while I didn't even realize such a thing existed, now I can't imagine living without it. God bless… » 12/09/13 1:00pm 12/09/13 1:00pm

The First 3D Scan of the Tower of Pisa Will Help Preserve It Forever

A team of Australian researchers recently climbed the Leaning Tower of Pisa with a 3D scanner and came back with the most detailed map of the building ever. At first you might think that the beautiful results were meant for a museum, but this detailed scan will help scientists protect it from ruin. » 9/18/13 1:29pm 9/18/13 1:29pm

New Camera Chip Design Can Take Photos in 3D

A new camera chip design from scientists at Stanford University has opened up the possibility of 3D photos. The chip has stacked 16 x 16 pixel arrays and a host of micro-lenses, much like a fly's eye, enabling the whole chip to "see" in three dimensions, unlike a normal 2D pixel array digital camera sensor. Here's how it … » 2/21/08 1:03pm 2/21/08 1:03pm