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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 April 17, 2013

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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 January 23, 2014

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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 September 6, 2013

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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 September 19, 2013

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Google Street View takes you to 'World Wonders'

With the launch of its World Wonders Project, Google is making it easy for users to get up close and personal with 132 world-famous sites, without needing a passport.

By May 31, 2012

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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 April 4, 2013

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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 June 25, 2012

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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 November 11, 2012

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Japanese scientist creates 'poop burger'? Surely not

A Japanese scientist reportedly finds a way to do something ecologically useful: create artificial meat from sewage containing feces. But doesn't the story smell just a little funny?

By June 18, 2011