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Daily digest: Blue Abyss unveils the world’s deepest pool, 3D scanning with drones, and more – Archpaper

Blue Abyss is building a 164-foot-deep swimming pool in England, California is battling a record drought, and more in today’s news

The proposed pool complex will house a diving shaft 164 feet deep. (Courtesy Blue Abyss)
The proposed pool complex will house a diving shaft 164 feet deep. (Courtesy Blue Abyss)

Here’s what you need to know today:

The world’s deepest pool will be built in Cornwall, England

Planning on getting some swimming in this summer? What about diving into a pool 164 feet deep? That’s exactly what was just unveiled for Cornwall, England. The Blue Abyss is a research pool planned for the Aerohub, Cornwall’s Enterprise Zone at the Cornwall Airport. Once complete, the $212 million facility will feature a 164-foot-by-131-foot pool, with a 52-foot-wide shaft at its heart that will run deeper than any other.

The complex, designed by British architect Robin Partington, will have a variety of uses; filming underwater shots for movies, training astronauts for maneuvering in zero gravity, and training deep sea divers are just a few. Construction is expected to take approximately 18 months and the team is aiming for a 2023 opening date.

H/t to Designboom

Art thefts in Italy have dropped dramatically thanks to drones

Watch the skies—Italian police drones might be spying on you. The number of physical art thefts in Italy reportedly dropped last year, even as burglars used the pandemic to break into shuttered museums and jobsites the world over. As surveillance more thoroughly saturates urban areas, including the increased prevalence of security cameras, high-resolution satellite imagery, and even the use of drones, such break-ins have dropped accordingly; in 2020, 287 works of art were reportedly stolen, down from 345 in 2019.

H/t to The Art Newspaper

Drone maker Skydio launches a 3D scanning service

There’s even more drone news to digest today, as U.S. manufacturer Skydio announced it was launching new software for 3D scanning from the sky. Skydio 3D Scan can reportedly generate digital twin models of scanned objects, buildings, and pieces of infrastructure, and that drones are capable of doing their flyovers autonomously thanks to artificial intelligence. The company hopes that its drones, which can map their own flight paths, will ultimately supplant, or at least help, human building inspectors.

H/t to Archinect

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