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Fort Hays Fossil Collection Gets 3-D Scanning

KSAL StaffJune 26, 2013
Parts of the fossil collection at the Sternberg Museum in Hays are coming alive on computer screens. The museum and the Forsyth Laboratory at Fort Hays State are collaborating on a project to digitize the fossil collection using 3-D scanning. Sternberg director Reese Barrick says the fossils are photographed and then some will be scanned to produce a 3-D image. The Hays Daily News reports the 3-D images can be moved around on the computer, allowing someone to look at one image rather than several different photos. Supporters hope the 3-D images will be used in classrooms. And they say it will allow the museum to show the public more of its collection, which could attract more visitors.

Parts of the fossil collection at the Sternberg Museum in Hays are coming alive on computer screens.

The museum and the Forsyth Laboratory at Fort Hays State are collaborating on a project to digitize the fossil collection using 3-D scanning.

Sternberg director Reese Barrick says the fossils are photographed and then some will be scanned to produce a 3-D image.

The Hays Daily News reports the 3-D images can be moved around on the computer, allowing someone to look at one image rather than several different photos.

Supporters hope the 3-D images will be used in classrooms. And they say it will allow the museum to show the public more of its collection, which could attract more visitors.

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