Scientists Use Technology to Discover City at Angkor Wat

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Lasers. They’re useful for more than just tense moments in action films, scanning your groceries, and tormenting cats.

Scientists made a significant discovery in Cambodia and it’s all thanks to the use of lasers to map the area around the Angkor Wat temple complex. Airborne lasers were used to scan the landscape and discover evidence of a planned human settlement that had never been documented before. The ancient city linked the temple complex of Angkor Wat, which is still standing and is one of most visited landmarks in Asia.

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Steph Spencer

Steph Spencer is a freelance travel writer from Canada who has been held captive by the travel industry for over 14 years. An incurable smart aleck, notorious purple fanatic, hat person, and ukulele player of questionable abilities, Steph explores the geeky side of travel on her blog A Nerd At Large, and dispenses random quirkiness on Google+ and as @ANerdAtLarge on Twitter. She truly believes that anything is possible with enough determination and copious amounts of chocolate.

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