Check out the new software that's going to change facial recognition technology forever.
U.K. scientists have created a way to capture 3-D moving images of a face, which could greatly increase the effectiveness of facial recognition services. And, as you'll see in the video, it's a sight to see.
Prof. Melvyn Smith of the University of the West of England calls the technology "4-D" because it goes beyond the capability of 3-D. The software could make applications such as transportation security a completely different game.
"4-D" uses a camera to capture a series of high-res 2-D images of a person's face that is lit up by pulsing LED lights. A computer program compares the shadows and reflected light with an original photo of the person. It's able to determine skin color and face shape -- and produce a 3-D model of the face that can move in real time.