Skip to comments.Breakthrough gives 3-D vision of life’s dawn
Posted on 08/09/2006 2:40:31 PM PDT by TChris
A new technique allowing virtual dissections of half-billion-year-old fossil embryos is producing the first three-dimensional images of the dawn of life.
It reveals a universe of detail impossible using previous methods, and researchers said it was pushing back the frontiers of science much as the scanning electron microscope did half a century ago.
In contrast to those methods, synchroton-radiation X-ray tomographic microscopy, or SRXTM, leaves the tiny fossils untouched but gives graphic details of their structure.
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PLEASE! No one go off and post that goram picture of Helen Thomas!!
"The method can even produce time-lapse sequences of the embryo's virtual development.
'The results are truly orgasmic,' Donoghue said."
OK, whatever turns you on dude.
I suppose it depends on the scientist.
Dr. Egon Spengler: "I collect spores, molds, and fungus."
G-d created these 3-D images, just to show HE is intellegently designing.
SRXTM is a catchy name. Should we call Batman or Superman?
Thanks. That's almost GGG pingworthy, because it could be used for other stuff, or rather, probably has been used on concretions from shipwrecks, that kind of thing.
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