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The Hunt for Lost Cities

Slashing through jungles searching for lost cities may be a thing of the past, now that a team from the University of Houston has developed a way to peer through even dense foliage to find signs of hidden ruins. The team used a laser-based light detection and ranging (LIDAR) system to find ruins blanketed by the forest in eastern Honduras.

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    But… not all cities are hidden under foliage? They get hidden under sand and ash and dust and countless other things...
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