When it comes to the former kings of the planet all we’ve had to study are fossils. But now, researchers from the National Museum of Natural History found blood meal in an insect fossil. The likelihood of a dinosaur theme park remains undetermined.
Concurrently, German researchers are turning to 3D scanning and printing to aid in fossil analysis.
Using a CT scan, researchers have scanned an unidentified fossil that was buried in the rubble of a Berlin museum basement after a World War 2 bombing.
The scan had a 320-slice detector system that measured the different attenuation through the bone compared with the surrounding matrix (plaster jacket).
Without disturbing the jacketed fossil, the team reconstructed the fossil with selective laser sintering, potentially revolutionizing the world of archeology.
This could revolutionize the world of archeology.
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