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British Geological Survey's Virtual Fossil Collection
- 09/03/2013 02:19 PM EDT Sci/Tech
Thousands of fossils are now available at the fingertips of scientists and rookies worldwide in an online collection. The British Geological Survey used laser-scanners to create 3D virtual models of the fossils that can be rotated and viewed in detail.
Paleontologists hope that one day, 3D printed versions could even produce a life-size dinosaur replica.