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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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Xinhua News Agency (Apr. 18, 2011) China's Chongqing principality has begun construction of a museum for more than 50,000 individual rock carvings, dating from the 9th to 13th centuries. The Dazu Rock Carvings have been on the World Heritage List since 1999.
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Dinosaurs First Evolved Wings for Courtship, Not Flight

Dinosaurs First Evolved Wings for Courtship, Not Flight

Newsy (Oct. 26, 2012) New feathered dinosaur fossils show the earliest wings were for attracting mates.
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Ancient Turtles Unearthed in Poland

Ancient Turtles Unearthed in Poland

AFP (Oct. 13, 2012) At 215 million years old, turtle fossils unearthed in southern Poland are the world's most ancient and complete known remains of their kind, and could provide priceless clues to the mysterious origins of this ancient reptile, venerated in cultures the world over.
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Hungarian Scientists Discover Remains of First Freshwater 'Mosasaur,' an Ancient Lizard

Hungarian Scientists Discover Remains of First Freshwater 'Mosasaur,' an Ancient Lizard

Reuters (Dec. 27, 2012) Hungarian scientists discover ancient fossils of a new giant lizard species that lived in freshwater. A reconstruction of the 'mosasaur' has gone on display in the Hungarian Natural History Museum as the palaeontologists published their findings. Joel Flynn reports.
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