Today’s Tech Sightings:
Historical heritage sites have paid a heavy toll for the exploits of Islamic State fanatics in the Middle East. But a joint venture between the Institute for Digital Archaeology, Harvard University, the University of Oxford and the Museum of the Future in Dubai is fighting back with a 3-D-printed replica of the Arch of Palmyra. CyArk, a non-profit that is creating a 3-D library of endangered cultural heritage sites, has also been engaged in preserving some of these monuments.
A German company that makes farming equipment has come up with the Fliegl Tracker, a Bluetooth transmitter that can be attached to harvesting and grain transport vehicles. The beacon sends constant messages to mobile devices on the location and weight of shipments. The tracking can help farmers reduce loss and give buyers confidence about the source of the shipment.
Virtual Reality (VR) can immerse people wearing special VR gear into alternative – and sometimes hair-raising – realities. PC World writer Brad Chacos got a firsthand experience when he checked out the Everest demo at the 2016 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. Did I mention he’s afraid of heights?
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