Fossils

Fragile Fossils
7:04 am
Tue January 7, 2014

How A 3D Printer Helped Preserve A Sabertooth Salmon

The university scanned the fossil and then sent the image to a 3D-printer.
Credit mrdavisdc/Flickr

For years paleontologists have searched for a way to duplicate fragile fossils without damaging them. Now scientists with the University of Oregon say 3D printing is the secret.

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Prehistoric Shark
7:01 am
Fri March 1, 2013

Idaho Researchers Reveal The Terrifying Face Of Prehistoric Shark

Artist conception of Helicoprion by illustrator Ray Troll.
Photo by Ray Troll

Researchers in Idaho say they've finally solved a mystery surrounding a 270-million-year-old shark. After a century of guessing, scientists have put a face to the giant animal that once swam the region, back when the Northwest was underwater. Jessica Robinson reports.

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