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The Gradually Disappearing Ruins of Detroit

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October 15, 2013
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The ruins of Detroit's proud industrial past have become something of a tourist attraction in the now bankrupt city. But development is revitalising some of the grandest ruins downtown, leaving ruin aficionados with mixed feelings.


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Deutsche Welle (June 16, 2013) — There are around 100 million of them on China's roads already, and now the electric bike is gaining popularity here in Germany as well. E-bikes are powered by an electric engine that runs on a rechargeable battery. At first glance, it appears to be little more than a boon for lazy cyclists, but in reality, the E-bike is gradually promoting awareness and technological expertise in the field of electromobility.
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The Book That Disappears as It's Read

The Book That Disappears as It's Read

AFP (Sep. 25, 2012) — A publisher in Argentina has brought out a new kind of book, which disappears as you read it. The ink reacts with carbon monoxide in the air and slowly fades, disappearing completely about three months after it's first opened. Publishers say the aim is to encourage people to engage with reading.
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Augmented History: How 3D Scanners Are Digitizing Ruins

Augmented History: How 3D Scanners Are Digitizing Ruins

FORA.tv (May 1, 2013) — Augmented History: How 3D Scanners Are Digitizing Ruins World Monuments Fund - Empire State Building After an introduction by Glenn Boornazian of WMF's conservation project at St. Trophime, Didier Happe will present some of the exciting new ways technology is allowing the public to explore heritage sites. Art Graphique et Patrimoine's work at St. Trophime gives the viewer unique, interactive opportunities to learn about this masterpiece of medieval art and architecture.
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Peru Uses Drones to Research Crop, Ancient Ruins

Peru Uses Drones to Research Crop, Ancient Ruins

AFP (Aug. 13, 2013) — Unmanned drones often bring up images of targeted killings in remote regions of Pakistan and Yemen. But in Peru, drones are being successfully used to monitor crops and study ancient ruins.
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