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3D Scans Turn Fossils Into Rock Stars

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September 3, 2013
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Thousands of prehistoric fossils have been rescued from dusty museum archives and made available online as highly detailed 3D models, with plans afoot to also digitally scan dinosaur fossils. Researchers and the public can now access the virtual fossils and even print a highly detailed 3D replica.


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