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HKU palaeontologist reconstructs feathered dinosaurs in the flesh with new technology

Dr Michael Pittman from the Department of Earth Sciences, HKU and his collaborators reconstructed the first highly detailed body outline of a feathered dinosaur based on high-definition images of its preserved soft tissues by using Laser-stimulated fluorescence (LSF). It is a revolutionary new technique using high power lasers that makes unseen soft tissues preserved alongside the bones, literally "glow in the dark" by fluorescence.

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 Registry (CPAO)

 18th April, 2017

#EarthSciences #HKU #LSF #MichaelPittman #Technology


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