To: SunkenCiv; decimon
Patterson's team have now set their sights on even more precise records of historical climate. They have built a robot able to shave 0.05 micrometre slivers along the growth lines of fossilised clam shells, giving a resolution of less than a day. "We can get you mid-July temperatures from 400 million years ago," he says.
Impressive, if they can pull this off.
posted on 11/13/2009 5:20:44 PM PST
by colorado tanker
(What's it all about, Barrrrry? Is it just for the power, you live?)
To: colorado tanker
As long as they aren’t contaminating their tiny little samples with material from their own tools, I’ll look forward to their making good on that boast. :’)
posted on 11/13/2009 7:20:05 PM PST
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