Forensic scientists can use an Xbox Kinect to collect crime scene data.

Analysis of crime scenes involves a lot more tedium than shows like CSI would have you believe. That’s because it’s vital that the relative positions of all potential evidence are accurately measured and recorded. Traditionally, such distances are measured using expensive scanners, lasers, or even plain old tape measures. But with single stroke of brilliance, these forensic scientists are proposing a new method that might just make all that painstaking data collection a thing of the past. Th

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