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Scientists working to uncover the secrets of the Egyptian pyramids

The Egyptian pyramids have long been one of the world's most awe-inspiring sites, and now universities around the world are using new technology to explore what's inside these monuments.

By 29 October 2015


Queensland police mapping crime scenes with 3D scanner

The Queensland police will be using the CSIRO's Zebedee scanner to map crime scenes in 3D.

By 18 February 2014


Google's surprising list of most photographed cities and sights

Using data from Google's map-based photo-sharing site Panoramio, a developer created a heat map of the most photogenic places on Earth, or at least the ones that draw the most shutterbugs. Tour our curated gallery.

By 24 January 2014


Tower of Pisa mapped in 3D for the first time

Australian researchers at CSIRO have developed a handheld laser mapping system that has allowed them to create the very first 3D model of the Tower of Pisa's interior.

By 20 September 2013


Explore an 800-year-old salt mine with Google Street View

Google has added a virtual view of the 13th century Wieliczka Salt Mine in Poland, including its glorious cathedral carved entirely out of rock salt.

By 7 September 2013


Bill proposes turning moon sites into national park

House representatives launch a bill to establish the Apollo Lunar Landing Sites National Historical Park on the moon.

By 11 July 2013


3D scanning the Opera House for posterity

The Scottish Ten is undergoing a detailed survey of the Sydney Opera House as part of its project to digitally preserve UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

By 18 April 2013


Street View hikes Endor-like Yakushima Island in Japan

The island, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is home to towering cedars that are thousands of years old. Google has captured views of the forest in winter.

By 5 April 2013


Flushed with pride, Korea celebrates toilet theme park

The Restroom Cultural Park showcases loos from around the world. Drop in to the Mr. Toilet House and, er, unload.

By 12 November 2012


Artists turn aging dome into must-see light show

When architect Max Berg observed the debut of Poland's Centennial Hall in 1913, little did he know that the massive concrete dome he designed would host a futuristic light show 99 years later.

By 26 June 2012