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Google Glass with Aki Watanabe: Packing for Mongolia

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Aki Watanabe, a student in the comparative biology doctoral program at the Museum's Richard Gilder Graduate School, was recently chosen as a beta-tester for Google Glass. In this video, Watanabe shows what he's packing for a fossil-hunting expedition to Mongolia.

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In 1993, Museum researchers working with Mongolian scientists uncovered one of the richest fossil beds ever found. They have returned every year since then to excavate dinosaur, lizard, and mammal fossils from the Cretaceous period. Watanabe made the trip this year with his advisor Mark Norell, chair of the Museum's Division of Paleontology. What did he bring to Mongolia? Among many other items, he packed a satellite phone, field hat, Thermos, sleeping bag, iPod—as well as a "few dozen sausages" and a duffel-bag's-worth of cheese. (Watch to the end of the video to find out what else they eat out in the field—and where they grocery shop.) 

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