18 May '11, 4pm

Computers help scientists see 49-million-year-old spider: The spider was made visible to researchers using compu...

Computers help scientists see 49-million-year-old spider: The spider was made visible to researchers using compu...

"Normally such fossils are really hard to detect because the contrast against the amber is low," says professor Philip J. Withers, a researcher from the University of Manchester in England who established the imaging facility that developed the images of the spider and was involved in the study. "But with phase contrast imaging the spiders really jump out at you in 3-D."

Full article: http://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/animals/stories/computer...

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