Scientists can now scan zebras like barcodes

When a zebra has been entered into the database and given a StripeCode, the researchers match another picture of the same animal by comparing the StripeStrings of the new and original images. Each image will generate a different set of StripeStrings, but the underlying ratios of black and white should remain similar.

Some scientists developed a way to automatically identify Zebras based on their stripes. Which is … important?

Via Neatorama.

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