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Geologists solve fossil mystery by creating 3-D ‘virtual tour’ through rock

With an industrial grinder and some creative additions, geoscientists can transform rocks into three-dimensional digital landscapes that scientists can examine from any angle.  Paleontology News — ScienceDaily

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Virtual Rocks: A New Spin on Virtual Geology

August GSA Today cover illustration: COLLADA model of halite lattice (the online version can be rotated; click on the image above) viewed directly in a web browser. Purple–Na+. Green—Cl-. Background image: Salt evaporation ponds south of the Dead Sea. Photo: … Continue reading

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‘Virtual fossil’ reveals last common ancestor of humans and Neanderthals

New digital techniques have allowed researchers to predict structural evolution of the skull in the lineage of Homo sapiens and Neanderthals, in an effort to fill in blanks in the fossil record, and provide the first 3D rendering of their … Continue reading

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