Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Another Use...

...for the state of the art 3-D imaging techniques now being used for mammograms.

Researchers have managed to use them to pick out some letters from the Herculaneum scrolls - an ancient library we have never been able to read because the scrolls, buried under ash and lava from Vesuvius, are too fragile to unroll.

It's not perfect, but for the first time we have a hope of being able to read this ancient library - which may contain knowledge mankind has forgotten for centuries.

Note that I leave on a vacation tomorrow. I'll be back and posting on February 2nd!