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300 Million Year Old Insects Pictured In 3D

Unknown Lamer posted about 2 years ago | from the xray-vision-googles dept.

Science 15

New mareacaspica writes with this snippet from Nature: "Researchers have constructed 3D models of two different insects, in their nymph stage by scanning their fossils with a novel technique called X-ray microtomography. They obtained sections, two centimeters long, and from the sections constructed the models. Such fossils of juvenile insects are very rare during that ancient period, and the research could provide a better understanding not only of insects, but also other animals, as the technique develops." Original Paper.

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RATES XXX !! (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#41465635)

Nasty !!

300 Million Year Old Insects Pictured In 3D (2)

Anne_Nonymous (313852) | about 2 years ago | (#41465715)

Doesn't look a day over 150 million years.

Re:300 Million Year Old Insects Pictured In 3D (1)

WGFCrafty (1062506) | about 2 years ago | (#41465881)

That's probably because to be viable fossils they need to be stable from the tike formation is complete until now, otherwise we would be scanning a pile of dust.



I realize you were joking (levity no matter how weak, right?).

Re:300 Million Year Old Insects Pictured In 3D (2)

MaskedSlacker (911878) | about 2 years ago | (#41469415)

You must be great at parties.

Re:300 Million Year Old Insects Pictured In 3D (1)

Tarlus (1000874) | about 2 years ago | (#41470875)

You mean you weren't turned on by that?

Found an apt quote, given this thing's appearance (3, Interesting)

Empiric (675968) | about 2 years ago | (#41465803)

When you see your likeness, you are pleased. But when you see your images that came into existence before you, which neither die nor become manifest, how much you will have to bear!

--Darwin

Oh wait...

Re:Found an apt quote, given this thing's appearan (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#41466095)

Or there's always this one:

"God has an inordinate fondness for stars and beetles" - JBS Haldane

Fossils of the latter one too, apparently :-)

Re:Found an apt quote, given this thing's appearan (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#41466809)

Metamodded offtopic for an arbitrary interpretation of that quote from the gospel.

Re:Found an apt quote, given this thing's appearan (1)

wonkey_monkey (2592601) | about 2 years ago | (#41467219)

At least he put his name to it.

Voxel my pixel (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#41466115)

The video I watched looked more like a point cloud than what I'd expect when you say "3D model". Wait I'm saying is, don't expect any bones animation.

300 Milion Year Old Insects? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#41466575)

and one of them is running for president,
on the republican ticket.

Is there an ant? (1)

antdude (79039) | about 2 years ago | (#41468075)

What about an ant? :)

Well... (1)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#41468839)

Isn't this just a fantastic conversation-starter!
I, for one, welcome our 300 million year old juvenile insect overlords!
Also, something about hot grits... and in soviet Russia, insects construct 3D models of YOU!

Can I print one with Makerbot Replicator? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#41470137)

Not seeing this creature on Thingiverse.com...

Flat (1)

egr (932620) | about 2 years ago | (#41475329)

Looks like someone has stepped on it...
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