Inspection Gadgets: Software that allows users to 'see through' the earth

The proprietary GPR system is part of a suite technologies that Screening Eagle has been developing in the last few years. PHOTO: SCREENING EAGLE TECHNOLOGIES SA
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SINGAPORE - In the recent South Korean remake of Netflix's hit series Money Heist, a burglar uses a radar system to "see through" concrete so his team of robbers knows where to drill without hitting the pipes or setting off the alarm.

The technology featured is not just the stuff of dramas, but a real-life ground-penetrating radar (GPR) system, GP8000, from Zurich-based company Screening Eagle Technologies.

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