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Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Lincoln's face in 3D: Smithsonian lets you print artifacts

This imnage shows a 3D rendering of Abraham Lincoln's life mask, held at the Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery. The Smithsonian is launching a new 3D viewer online Wednesday to give people a closer look at artifacts in their own homes. The data can also be downloaded, recreated with a 3D printer and used to help illustrate lessons in history, art and science in schools.