China now requires face scans to sign up for phone service
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The 56th anniversary of President John F . Kennedy 's assassination is later this month. Early next year, you'll be able to see, in almost nauseating detail, the bullets that took his life. The National Archives will upload high-definition 3 D images of the projectiles to its online catalog.
Why do this, so many years after President Kennedy ’s tragic death? The mission of the National This project will allow the Archives to release the 3 D replicas to the public while the originals remain This allowed the scans to record the depth of minute scratches in the metallic surface of the artifacts.
The 56th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy's assassination is later this month. Early next year, you'll be able to see, in almost nauseating detail, the bullets that took his life. The National Archives will upload high-definition 3D images of the projectiles to its.
To create the replicas, the National Archives enlisted the help of the and its ballistics team, which employed a technique called focus variation microscopy. It involved using a microscope with multiple lenses at different focal lengths to photograph the artifacts. By analyzing the images, and seeing which ones were in focus, the team was able to create 3D surface maps of the projectiles. According to NIST, imaging the bullets took "countless hours."
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The National Archives established the John F . Kennedy Assassination Records Collection in November 1992, and it consists of approximately five million pages of records. The vast majority of the collection has been publicly available without any restrictions since the late 1990s.
The National Archives has recently digitized many materials relating to his assassination . Below are digitized images of records that have previously only November 22, 2013, commemorates 50 years since JFK was assassinated in Dallas, Texas. The National Archives has recently digitized many
"I've stared at them so much I can draw them from memory," said Thomas Brian Renegar, one of the scientists who worked on the project. The results, however, speak for themselves. Not only can you see things like the grooves created by the barrel rifling of the gun, but there are also details like scratches that are invisible to the naked eye.
In addition to the two bullets that killed President Kennedy, you can also see the famous "stretcher bullet" that plays an important role in the of the assassination. This projectile is said to have hit both the president and Texas Governor John Connally. It was found lying next to Connally at the hospital, who survived the shooting after undergoing four hours of surgery. NIST also created replicas of two bullets authorities fired with Lee Harvey Oswald's rifle and another bullet that is thought to have been fired by the same firearm in an earlier murder attempt.
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The day John F . Kennedy was assassinated has sparked conspiracy theories, impacted witnesses for a lifetime and even inspired a JFK assassination tour.
The single- bullet theory (or the magic- bullet theory, as it is commonly called by its critics) was introduced by the Warren Commission in its investigation of the assassination of U.S. President
The National Archives says it receives "many" requests to see the bullets. By recreating them digitally, the agency feels it can strike a compromise between preserving them and allowing giving the public a chance to see them.
And they aren't the first public institution to take that tack. In 2016, the Smithsonian Institute created a high-resolution 3D scan of . Perhaps what's most interesting about the Kennedy bullet preservation is that the project has practical applications. Typically, NIST's ballistics team uses its expertise to help authorities identify firearms used in crimes. The Kennedy bullets were so bent and warped by time and other elements that the agency had to develop new techniques to image them. They say those techniques will be useful in future cases.
Reims: Judicial information opened after a fight that made a death
It would be a settlement of account following a feminicide that took place this summerVIOLENCE - It would be a settlement of account following a feminicide that took place this summer
The floor ofannounced Friday to have opened a criminal investigation two days after a dead brawl, against the background of settling accounts after the death of a woman in July. "I opened today criminal criminal information (...) of the head of assassination, complicity in attempted murder and attempted murder," said of Reims, Matthieu Bourrette.
Three people have been indicted and placed under arrest warrant, he said a little later. On Wednesday evening, a 36-year-old man was shot dead and five people were injured in a brawl on the camp of a family of Travelers in Reims, in what appears to be a punitive expedition.The consequences of a feminine July
This man is the brother of a 37-year-old woman, killed in early July in Thil (Marne) by her companion, indicted for mortal blows on spouse and placed in pre-trial detention before to be released following a procedural error. According to witnesses, the latter, still missing Friday, was one of the individuals present Wednesday night "to fight" with the family.
The judicial inquiry opened Friday "is also opened against X of the leaders of attempted murder by stabbing and firearm (...)," he added.
National Archives exhibit blurs images critical of President Trump .
Officials altered a photo of the 2017 Women’s March to avoid “political controversy.”The 49-by-69-inch photograph is a powerful display. Viewed from one perspective, it shows the 2017 march. Viewed from another angle, it shifts to show a 1913 black-and-white image of a women’s suffrage march also on Pennsylvania Avenue. The display links momentous demonstrations for women’s rights more than a century apart on the same stretch of pavement.