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iCandy: Phoning It In

Smartphones are dialed into medicine, motion pictures, and motoring

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Photo: Chattanooga Police Dept./AP Photo
It’s impractical to take jurors to the scene of a crime. But soon technology will allow it to come to them. The Leica Geosystems Scan Station C10 uses cameras and lasers to capture the details of a crime scene and reproduce them as scaled down 3-D images. One of the two US $210 000 units purchased by the Chattanooga, Tenn., police department rendered this image of the town’s city hall.

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