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    Science & Technology

    Roll the Bones

    By University Communications
    Published: June 29, 2012

    In this video from NPR’s Science Friday, UT paleontologist Tim Rowe describes his non-invasive technique for looking inside the skulls of dinosaurs by creating hundreds of digital slices.

    Digital morphology uses high-resolution X-ray computed tomography to create spectacular imagery and animations of biological specimens. With this technology scientists at the university can see what a dinosaur’s brain looked like or examine the famous hominid “Lucy” without touching the fossil.

    This video was produced by Flora Lichtman for Science Friday.

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      Jonathan said on July 9, 2012 at 8:41 a.m.
      How is the last comment relevant to the video? Please don't open up this tiring debate. Let's appreciate this beautiful and informative non-invasive way to look at bones.
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      Janie said on July 3, 2012 at 2:14 p.m.
      This is a great video. I want to study paleontology now!
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      Bill said on July 2, 2012 at 6:38 p.m.
      Fascinating! They are on the advanced edge of science in the Jackson School, of which they are a part. This is one of the great advances in paleontology, I think.
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