Freitag, 20. Mai 2011

Zooming into a 48 Million Years old Spider



A mysterious ancient specimen at the Berlin Natural History Museum has finally been identified thanks to the latest computer imaging technology (see video above). The spider, which was trapped in amber 49 million years ago, can barely be seen under a microscope since the hardened resin has darkened and cracked over time. But David Penney and his team from the University of Manchester were able to peer inside it using X-ray computed tomography (CT), revealing the animal in a high level of detail.

Link: Zoom into an ancient spider

Kommentare:

  1. Those are some big cheliceras. Thank you technology!

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  2. i hate spiders..im unsure of why we have them....same with ants and wasps...whats the point?

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  3. out there, a lot of things we don't know yet

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  4. aha.. thats cool :) Spiders freak me out man

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  5. Cool, but I don't like spiders. :)

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  6. Dude that was awesome, music keep me interested too. haha

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