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 Scanner paints a virtual crime scene

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Date posted: 12/01/2009

Forensics experts and road-accident investigators could soon revisit the scene of a crime without leaving their office, thanks to a 3D scanner that "paints" a virtual model of the area.

The hand-held scanner makes it possible to record a scene with millimetre accuracy and creates a computerised 3D model that can be navigated as if investigators were at the site, says Robert Valkenburg of Industrial Research in Auckland, New Zealand, which developed the technology.

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