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.
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.