Lasers create 3-D scan of Mount Rushmore
A new and interesting story about Mount Rushmore from USA Today:
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Crews using lasers are creating a three-dimensional digital scan of the four presidential faces and other features of the Mount Rushmore National Monument for historic documentation and preservation.
National Park Service spokesman Nav Singh said the 3-D modeling also will allow virtual tours of the monument.
"This has tremendous potential for education and it’s really exciting stuff," he said. "We finally have a way to help children see what an 18-foot mouth or a 20-foot nose looks like from a bird’s eye view."
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