Computer tomography a tool for paleontologists too
The resurrection of an ancient rhino
Unusual finds sometimes call for unusual methods. A case in point is the Empas computer tomograph, a device usually used to image mechanical parts, which has recently been used to scan the petrified skull of an ancient rhinoceros. Paleontologists at the Natural History Museum in St. Gall have been using the data acquired this way to reconstruct the head and jaws of the prehistoric pachyderm.