IMAGES: Fossils on Parade

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Science  10 Mar 2006:
Vol. 311, Issue 5766, pp. 1353
DOI: 10.1126/science.311.5766.1353d

The bones and shells on display at the new 3D Museum are about as close to hands-on as the Internet gets. Hosted by the Vertebrate Paleobiology Lab at the University of California, Davis, the growing exhibit houses remains of more than 20 extinct and living animals, from branching coral to a woolly mammoth tooth. Java windows let you rotate and zoom in on three-dimensional scans of objects such as the shell of the ammonite Toxoceratoides taylor, a squid relative from the Cretaceous period.

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