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3D Laser Mapping 'weighs' Trees

3D Laser Mapping 'weighs' Trees

Reuters - Innovations Video Online (Jan. 14, 2015) — A laser scanning technique is being developed by scientists to 3D map the structure of trees in order to determine the biomass and carbon stocks in forests more accurately than by other methods. The authors of the study hope their research will provide better understanding of the role of forests in reducing man-made CO2 emissions and give an effective framework for climate policymakers. Matthew Stock reports. Video provided by Reuters
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Lincoln’s Cottage Goes 3-D

Lincoln’s Cottage Goes 3-D

Washington Post (Jan. 10, 2015) — Lasers may help reveal old secrets of President Lincoln’s Cottage in Washington, where the Emancipation Proclamation was born. Video provided by Washington Post
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Navy Can't Praise Its Laser Weapon Enough

Navy Can't Praise Its Laser Weapon Enough

Newsy (Dec. 11, 2014) — The LaWS laser gun spent several months deployed on a Navy transport ship, and the Navy can't say enough good things about it. Video provided by Newsy
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Wearable Sensor 'illuminates' Surroundings for the Blind

Wearable Sensor 'illuminates' Surroundings for the Blind

Reuters - Innovations Video Online (Dec. 10, 2014) — High school students in Poland develop wearable technology to help blind people navigate their surroundings. The device, nicknamed 'Torch', uses infrared sensors attached to the head and chest which emit a sound or vibrate at increasing intensity as the wearer approaches an object -- much like the way torchlight illuminates whatever the beam is focused on. Matthew Stock has more. Video provided by Reuters
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