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Digital archive

The NGO CyArk digitally preserves cultural artifacts and structures using laser technology. It's a way of virtually recording objects that could be subject to terrorist attacks or natural decay.

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Digital archive

Laser technology is set to "record" 500 artifacts around the world by 2018. These include two German structures – the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin and Regensburg's Stone Bridge. The non-profit NGO CyArk, who will archive the information, was founded in 2003 by laser specialist Ben Kacyra.

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