As SPAR reported early on in my tenure, Time Scanners is a high-profile public showcase for 3D laser scanning technology that “pairs Leica scanners and software with a renowned structural engineer (Steve Burrows, WSP) to provide viewers with a virtual journey back in time that unlocks some of the world’s oldest engineering mysteries.” When it originally aired on PBS in the USA, only three episodes were optioned, while six where shown to international audiences. Now, the remaining three are going to air in the US.
Tune in Wednesday, December 9th, 16th, and 23rd to catch episodes on Machu Picchu, the Colosseum, and Jerusalem. For those that miss the show, PBS generally makes the installments available on their website.
For more information, here is an excerpt from SPAR’s original report:
The first episode follows Burrows and a team of laser-scanning professionals as they scan and examine the Egyptian pyramids. Their use of 3DLS technology allows them to “discover the real reason behind the Bent Pyramid’s unusual shape, learn what caused the disaster behind the Collapsed Pyramid, and finally use their state of the art data to pinpoint the Kings Burial Chamber in the Great Pyramid with intricate precision.”