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Terracotta warriors get weapons via your phone

(From left) Kevin Carr, Jeffery Ian Wilson and Floyd Clinton take thousands of photos of the terracotta warriors to recreate them digitally, a process called photogrammetry, at the Franklin Institute in Philadelphia. An augmented reality app will let viewers place digitally recreated weapons in the soldiers' hands.


IMAGINE pointing your phone at China's ancient terra-cotta warriors to arm them with spears and bows, weapons that disintegrated long ago.

For many people, the Franklin Institute's new exhibition, Terracotta Warriors of the First Emperor, which runs until March 4, 2018...

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