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The Gradually Disappearing Ruins of Detroit

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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The Book That Disappears as It's Read

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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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Electromobility: E-Bikes as Trendsetters

Electromobility: E-Bikes as Trendsetters

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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US Police Put Body Cameras to the Test

US Police Put Body Cameras to the Test

AFP (Oct. 1, 2014) — Police body cameras are gradually being rolled out across the US, with interest surging after the fatal police shooting in August of an unarmed black teenager. Duration: 02:18 Video provided by AFP
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Augmented History: How 3D Scanners Are Digitizing Ruins

Augmented History: How 3D Scanners Are Digitizing Ruins (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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