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This is what happens when a Jurassic dinosaur is introduced to twenty-first centure technology.
Our 3D Vis Lab offers surface scanning facilities using laser, structured light and focal variation technologies.
We use specialist techniques to determine the concentrations of elements and chemical species in a wide range of samples.
In confocal microscopy a small, flourescent object is scanned using a laser beam to build up a 3D shape one line at a time.
A non-invasive and non-destructive technique that uses X-rays to create 3D models of the internal and external features of specimens.
Our state-of-the-art microscopy systems allow scientists to see beyond the limits of the naked eye.
Our instruments allow us to conduct qualitative and quantitative elemental analysis of samples.
Repair and modification of specialist electronic equipment
Our staff are specialised in preparing mineralogical samples for microscopy and chemical analysis.
A powerful magnification tool that utilizes focused beams of electrons to obtain information.
A tool for phase identification, quantification and crystal structure analysis.
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Meet the Museum's dinosaur hunters
14 June 2019
Get to know the Museum scientists working on the latest dinosaur discoveries.
What does it take to study the ocean?
7 June 2019
Much of the ocean remains unexplored, but scientists at the Museum are helping unravel the mysteries of the world beneath the waves.
A million threatened species? Thirteen questions and answers
6 June 2019
Dr Andy Purvis, coordinating lead author of the IPBES Global Assessment, answers the big questions about the report.
If you're a bird, you aren't what you eat
20 February 2019
A new paper is shedding light on the relationship between a bird's diet and how it looks.