Friday, September 23, 2011

Interesting facts-Buried people can be seen now

Scientists Can See Buried Dead People

Today in technology news we have a latest innovative technique that helps scientists see buried dead people.

What started as a collaboration between two McGill University professors to find buried elephants has turned into an imaging technique that will allow the discovery of bodies buried up to eight feet deep at least decades, possibly centuries later.

Hyperspectral imaging collects and processes light from across the electromagnetic spectrum, including visible light, as well as ultraviolet and infrared light. The research could help police solve missing persons cases or reveal new mass graves from hundreds, if not thousands, of years ago.

“As soon as there is some decay you can see a difference,” said Andre Costopoulos, a professor at McGill University developing new techniques to find old graves.
The research could aid local police and international human rights investigators, say the McGill scientists and Ian Hanson, a scientist at the University of Bournemouth in Britain. Equipping planes with hyperspectal imaging equipment would allow local police to fly over huge areas searching for newly missing persons.

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