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Re: "Lost to science forever" - not necessarily!



In a message dated 96-12-17 14:24:55 EST, swf@ElSegundoCA.NCR.COM (Stan
Friesen) writes:

<< These could be considerable, as to be useful one would need high-
 resolution images from all angles of each piece.  That is alot of
 disk space just for *one* fossil. >>

This problem would be alleviated by storing the fossil as a three-dimensional
object (that is, as a set of three-dimensional surface points) and using
surface-contour reconstruction and viewing programs to project the surface
points from an arbitrary viewpoint.