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Google Glass with Aki Watanabe: Big Bone Room

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Aki Watanabe, a student in the comparative biology doctoral program at the American Museum of Natural History's Richard Gilder Graduate School, was recently chosen as a beta-tester for Google Glass. Here, Aki gives his Glass to paleontology collections manager Carl Mehling for a behind-the-scenes look at the Big Bone Room, which houses some of the largest items in the Museum's paleontology collection.  

Tags: Google Glass, Our Research, Paleontology, Richard Gilder Graduate School

Capturing Dinosaurs

Students Use 3D Printing to Reconstruct Dinosaurs

Education posts

Using the latest 3D printing technology and dinosaur fossils from the Museum’s paleontology collections, a group of high school students recently spent two weeks producing models of dinosaurs—and learning to think like paleontologists—as part of the innovative program “Capturing Dinosaurs: Reconstructing Extinct Species Through Digital Fabrication.”

Tags: Digital Learning, Paleontology

Archicebus achilles

Researchers Discover Oldest Primate Fossil Skeleton on Record

Research posts

The world’s oldest known fossil primate skeleton is from an animal that lived about 55 million years ago and was even smaller than today’s smallest primate, the pygmy mouse lemur. The new specimen, named Archicebus achilles, was unearthed from an ancient lake bed in central China and is described by an international team of researchers today in the journal Nature.

Tags: Mammals, Our Research, Paleontology

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