Myles Braithwaite

StripeSpotter

SrtipeSpotter has got to be the coolest Open Source project of the year. From a picture of an animal with prominent stripes or patches the software can read it like a barcode. This will help Zoologist analyze animals without having to put a tracking device on them.

Imagine that you connected this to a photo sharing services like Flickr and were able to see if anyone else took a of that Zebra you saw in Kenya.

(via New Scientist)

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