Tag: Replicas

3D Printed Fossil Replicas Reveal Lifestyle Of Ancient Cephalopods

David Peterman, Kathleen Ritterbush and their colleagues at University of Utah took 3D printed reconstructions of fossil cephalopods to actual water tanks (including a University of Utah swimming pool) to see how their shell structure may have been tied to their movement and lifestyle.

“Thanks to these novel techniques,” says Peterman, a postdoctoral scholar in the Department of Geology and Geophysics, “we can trudge into a largely unexplored frontier in paleobiology. Through detailed modeling, these techniques help

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