After having a computer study the speech patterns of an American President famed for his public speaking one naturally has it recite Palpatine? Alan Watts would be more fun. Read the rest. From the Vocal Synthesis channel: "The voice in this video was entirely computer-generated using a text-to-speech model trained on the speech patterns of John F. The GIF shows two bits of the bullets that killed the president along with another mostly complete bullet plucked from Texas Governor John Connally's hospital stretcher. The National Archives temporarily removed the historic projectiles from the vault so that the National Institute of Standards and Technology could create digital replicas of them at microscopic resolution. All were imaged with a specialized microscope that scanned their surfaces, charting their features much like a satellite recording the topography of a mountain range. The pictures were then stitched together by NIST ballistics specialists to generate a vivid 3-D rendering detailed enough to show grooves left by the barrel of the gun. You've likely seen the stabilized, enhanced panoramic edit of the famous Zapruder film of JFK's assassination. Here's another angle—the less well-known Orville Nix film— with the same treatment.
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Editor's note: How well do you know the '60s? Take our quiz and find out. Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas on November 22, Whether you were alive at the time or not, you probably know that Lee Harvey Oswald killed the President, only to be fatally gunned down by Jack Ruby two days later.
Have you been hankering to see the bullets that killed President John F. Kennedy in Dallas on that fateful day in ? Researchers sometimes ask the U. There are two fragments from the single bullet that fatally wounded the president, but there is also one full bullet that hit both Kennedy and Texas Governor John Connally, known as the stretcher bullet, which gets its name because it was found later near Connally at the hospital. The government agency is working on different processes to help make bullet forensics more reliable. From NIST :. The NIST ballistics team is developing methods for comparing bullets using 3D surface maps , which can provide greater detail and accuracy than comparing two-dimensional images. This research is part of a larger effort by NIST to strengthen forensic science so that judges, juries and investigators have reliable, science-based information when deciding guilt or innocence. Robert Thompson, the NIST forensic firearms expert who oversaw the project, said that the bullet fragments from the Kennedy assassination were bent and distorted in ways that made them difficult to image. The NIST has even created a video of the preservation process, which shows off the equipment that the agency is using.
Twenty-six seconds that included a historic, horrific, all-too-clear vision of a presidential assassination. Most people vaguely know about the Zapruder film, but it will soon become omnipresent as the 50th anniversary of the assassination of John F. Kennedy approaches. What is not well known, however, is that a single frame of it was kept largely secret from public view for 12 years after the assassination. Frame The frame that gave Abraham Zapruder nightmares, the frame he insisted be withheld from the public—a single frame of film that can be said to have changed American history and culture. The Kennedy assassination is very much an essay on the unsafety of the world. If a man that powerful, that young, that rich, that successful, can just be wiped off the face of the earth in an instant, what does it say about the rest of us? That instant is one we can all now watch on YouTube. In fact, there is a YouTube compilation that includes no fewer than five versions of the Zapruder film—slow-motion, zoomed-in, close-ups.