June 28, 2003


Imagine the future uses of this device:

Mark Grasmueck can see underground and, without hardly anyone noticing, he has been peeking below downtown Miami.

Grasmueck, 36, has developed a device that he slowly and methodically pulls backward like a reverse lawn mower, each time targeting a four-inch strip of ground.

A particularly sophisticated form of ground-penetrating radar, the device visually slices the earth into fine layers. When reassembled, the exquisitely thin images create a movie that takes the viewer on an underground tour.

According to archeologist Robert Carr, “He produces what appears to be an X-ray movie of what's below the ground. It's like the greatest science fiction film you ever saw. Nothing like this has ever been done in the history of archaeology.” Think of what the Ground-O-Scope™ might find beneath the streets of London, say, or Athens.

Posted by Tim Blair at June 28, 2003 06:44 PM

Or Iraq?

Posted by: Scott at June 28, 2003 at 07:49 PM


Posted by: tim at June 28, 2003 at 08:05 PM

Nothing new here - this equipment is common. The State of Texas uses them to inspect highways

Posted by: Sam Hall at June 29, 2003 at 07:34 AM

The Aussie feds would love one of these for when they finally get around to prohibiting all firearms ownership in Australia.

Posted by: BruceT at June 30, 2003 at 01:05 PM