Sunday, August 06, 2006

And you hate scanning in your grandparents' old photos!

AP Wire 08/04/2006 Archimedes' hidden writings revealed with particle accelerator

It takes about 12 hours to scan one page using an X-ray beam about the size of a human hair, and researchers expect to decipher up to 15 pages that resisted modern imaging techniques. After each new page is decoded, it is posted online for the public to see.

It is cool, like finding a book from the Library of Alexandria, that some naughty pupil forgot to return.

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