A University of Regina physics professor is using very new technology to examine some really old bones.

Mauricio Barbi is using a synchrotron to take a deeper look inside dinosaur fossils.

A synchrotron is a source of brilliant light that lets scientists study the microstructure and chemical properties of materials.

Some of the fossils he'll be looking at are from "Scotty," a Tyrannosaurus rex found in Saskatchewan in 1991.