Friday, July 7, 2017

Microsoft’s Kinect gets to the bottom of T-Rex-sized mystery

Microsoft’s Kinect is earning some recognition for it’s work with Dinosaurs. The Xbox peripheral was designed as a camera that allows you to control video games with your movements, now it’s been used to map the skull of a Tyrannosaurus Rex. Researchers with MIT’s Camera Culture group realized the equipment they currently had wasn’t capable of getting the information they needed. So they turned to the $150 Kinect to solve their problems. They’d planned to use specialized dental cameras to get a 3D image of holes in the fossil, but the sheer size of the T-Rex skull rendered the current gear…

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