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Sychrotron gives U of R prof deeper look inside bones
Prof scans fossils for signs of prehistoric environment
The Canadian Press
Published Wednesday, December 28, 2011 8:07AM CST
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.