Crave Ep. 138: 3D-mapping the great indoors with laser scanners

Australian scientists 3D-map the interior of the Leaning Tower of Pisa. We meet the cutest Little Robot Friends from Canada, and take a ride on the back of a soaring eagle.


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The Zebedee LIDAR laser scanner reminds us of that scene in "Prometheus" where David laser-scans the inside of those creepy caverns. Well, Australian scientists are doing that in the Leaning Tower of Pisa. Iran wants to launch a poor Persian cat into space, while Volvo is training hamsters to drive trucks with the automaker's new power-steering technology. This is the world we live in. All that and more on this week's episode of Crave.

Crave stories:

- Glowing robotic tentacles populate this Petting Zoo

- 6-ounce hamster steers 33,000-pound truck

- Goodbye, Kitty: Iran to send Persian cat into space?

- 'Star Wars' lightsaber thumb-wrestling goes to the digit side

- Epic point-of-view video lets you fly like an eagle

- Little Robot Friends make perfect bot buddies

- Leaning Tower of Pisa 3D-mapped with handheld laser

- Spray-on NeverWet street art appears after it rains

- 4-year-old weeps because he hates iOS 7

- Crave giveaway: HiFiMan HE-400 headphones

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