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Laser Scanner Builds 3D Map of Leaning Tower of Pisa

The lightweight Zebedee fires lasers in all directions to build an interior by building a data-rich "point cloud."<p><b>Australian researchers from the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO)</b> made history last week—while preserving it. The team created the first 3D map of the …

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iFixit tears down Apple's Haswell-based iMacs, finds room for extra storage

As is its custom, iFixit has torn down the new Haswell-based iMacs to gauge their repairability -- and the company has found a few surprises despite the iterative design. In addition to new processors, graphics and WiFi, the updated all-in-ones now have unoccupied PCI Express slots in their base …

India tests nuclear-capable missile

India has successfully test-fired for a second time a nuclear-capable missile that can reach Beijing and much of Europe, bringing a step closer production of a weapon designed to strengthen its nuclear deterrent.<p>“The test was successful,” Ravi Kumar Gupta, spokesman for the Defence Research and …

Pakistani Christians protest church attack

Pakistani Christians have protested across the country to demand better protection for their community after a pair of suicide bombers blew themselves up outside a historic church in Peshawar, killing more than 80 people and wounding at least 140 others.<p>Monday's protests in towns and cities …

Delhi gang-rapists to appeal

The four men condemned to death for the murder and gang-rape of female Indian student have been brought back to court to confirm they would appeal their sentences.<p>The convicts were presented before the High Court in New Delhi on Tuesday where a panel of two judges said they would take up the case …

Kabul hosts conference of Muslim scholars

<b>Kabul, Afghanistan</b> - Hundreds of Islamic scholars from across the Muslim-majority world have gathered in Kabul to discuss the ongoing conflict in Afghanistan.<p>The International Conference of Islamic Scholars and Peace, which began on Tuesday, is being viewed by many as the latest in a series of …