The World Now Has a Perfect Copy of Christ the Redeemer Made By Drones

Nobody's ever been able to make a perfect copy of Christ the Redeemer, the towering statue of Jesus that watches of Rio de Janeiro. That's largely because the sculpture is sitting on the top of a craggy hill near a windy coastline. What to do? Call in the drones. » 2/18/15 10:25am 2/18/15 10:25am

The World As Seen By a Self-Driving Car

For self-driving cars to work safely, we need better mapsmuch better maps. These maps will not only need to know where the roads are. They'll need to show real-time details as general as traffic patterns and as specific the number of inches to the curb. They'll also need to cover millions of miles worth of road. » 12/15/14 1:55pm 12/15/14 1:55pm

Swarms of Drones Will Be Mapping the World All By Themselves in No Time

You're probably used to hearing about drones as these scary, deadly things causing chaos in Pakistan, but the scientific community is actually pretty pumped up about the technology. Why wouldn't they be? Drones can makes 3D maps of mountains. » 10/31/13 6:20pm 10/31/13 6:20pm

This Massage Chair Has Everything But a Happy Ending

This massage chair by Panasonic has everything you'd want. 3D mapping! It creates a map of the body-height, weight, dimensions—and then massages accordingly. There's even hot stones! It can heat itself up to 108 degrees. Happy endings? Uhm, well... » 6/24/11 5:20pm 6/24/11 5:20pm

Climb Mount Everest from Your Couch

3D maps of Mount Everest is as old as 3D mapping itself. People see a big mountain and want to scale it...in 3D. But there's now a 3D map of Everest that's 400 times clearer than before. Details! » 5/09/11 9:40pm 5/09/11 9:40pm

Lost Mayan City Found Hidden Under the Jungle

Thanks to 3D mapping, archaeologists have found the ancient Mayan city of Holtun, or Head of Stone. It's been long known that something was there but because of centuries of jungle covering the area, it was nearly impossible to know exactly what it was. The 3D topographical map effectively 'erased' the rain forest… » 4/27/11 7:20pm 4/27/11 7:20pm

Trimensional for iPhone

3D? Terribly lame when it's tossed into devices as a bullet point feature. Making stuff in 3D yourself? Almost always cooler than you think. Trimensional for iPhone takes a picture of your face and maps your mug in a 3D model. You wouldn't think it but it's kinda creepy seeing your face in 3D. » 4/21/11 6:24pm 4/21/11 6:24pm

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This Room Is Entirely White

What's the fastest way to reupholster a couch, paint the walls, and otherwise totally change the look of a living room? Some 3D mapping, two projectors, and a garish color scheme were all it took to give this totally blank canvas an infinite variety of interior designs. If creators Mr. Beam are taking requests,… » 2/15/11 2:40pm 2/15/11 2:40pm

When Extreme Sports Meet Awesome Projected Art

If you're a fan of extreme sports, watch this video. If you're a fan of projection art, watch this video. If you're a fan of gigantic eyeballs, definitely watch this video. Think MP3 player visualizations on a thousand Red Bulls. » 9/22/10 10:20am 9/22/10 10:20am