Scientists study fossils without having to remove them from rock


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  1. Brainspore

    My, that's sure to be a big hit with museum goers.

  2. technogeekagain

    I love it, not least because it minimizes the risk of damage to the original specimen. You might still need to chip the bones free to see fine details, but this provides a way to at least find out what you've got and decide where to focus your effort.

    And yeah, being able to do that large-scale on archeology sites would be wonderful for the same reason -- the more you can leave in situ, the more associated evidence there will be for future techniques to investigate.

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