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Title: Archaeopteryx: Bringing the Dino-Bird to Life

Some 150 million years ago, a strange creature died in a tropical lagoon that today is located in Bavaria, Germany. In 1861, a single feather of this creature was discovered. Not long afterward, a commore »plete fossil was found with the same bird-like feathers but dinosaur-like anatomical features. Darwin had just published 'On the Origin of Species'; could this be the missing link that Darwin's supporters hoped to find? Recently, two of the now eleven discovered Archaeopteryx fossils, and that first feather, were brought to SLAC, where, using the intense X-ray beam, researchers searched for the chemical remains of the original living creatures. Please join us for this lecture, which will explain how the studies attempt to bring the original dino-bird back to life.« less
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Title: Archaeopteryx: Bringing the Dino-Bird to Life
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Publication Date: 2011-01-25
OSTI Identifier: 1014098
DOE Contract Number: AC02-76SF00515
Other Number(s): TRN: US1105394
Resource Type: Multimedia
Resource Relation: Conference: SLAC Public Lecture Series, SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, Menlo Park, California, presented on January 25, 2011
Research Org: SLAC (SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory (SLAC), Menlo Park, CA (United States))
Sponsoring Org: USDOE Office of Science (SC)
Subject: 43 PARTICLE ACCELERATORS ; FERMILAB ACCELERATOR ; ORIGIN ; STANFORD LINEAR ACCELERATOR CENTER ; FOSSILS ; PALEONTOLOGY
Country of Publication: United States
Language: English
Run Time: 1:13:54
System Entry Date: 2016-01-27