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Oddities News Archive - September 20, 2012

multiplacophoran reconstruction

Using computer animation, CT scanning, and 3-D printing technology, researchers have reconstructed an ancient mollusk that inhabited the waters around modern day Ohio about 390 million years ago.

Word of the Day
baudekin
  • A rich embroidered or brocaded silk fabric woven originally with a warp of gold thread.
'Baudekin' seems to be an alternative form of 'baldachin,' from the Italian 'Baldacco,' Baghdad, the city where the material was made.
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