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2014-02-28 23:31:48

With the help of Flagler Hospital and Monahan Chiropractic, archaeologists from the St. Augustine Lighthouse & Museum are piecing together a shipwreck puzzle with artifact x-rays. St. Augustine, FL (PRWEB) February 28, 2014 Clustered around a computer screen, a team of archaeologists and radiology technicians anxiously wait for today’s technology to reveal yesterday’s secrets. When the black and white images finally appear, the insides of a concreted artifact recovered from the...

2011-05-05 14:22:52

A new study reveals an improved algorithm that can dramatically improve how radiologists capture and interpret full-body MRIs, particularly in the abdominal region. Motion artifacts in MRIs, such as patient movement, often appear as ghosting artifacts which may obscure clinical information says Dr. Candice Bookwalter, presenting author for the study. "Almost every acquisition during an MR abdominal exam requires a breath hold to limit motion. For example, a routine liver exam includes at...

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2011-01-19 14:24:51

The technology application represents substituting manual registry for digital coding, thus reducing errors to 1 percent The research team at the Centre for the Studies of Archaeological and Prehistoric Heritage (CEPAP) of Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB) have implemented an innovative system to register archaeological artifacts which eliminates problems in manual markings, such as errors in writing or erosion of data. The system, based on direct labeling using...

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2010-09-25 06:49:27

Taking a new look at old digs: Trampling animals can alter muddy Paleolithic sites Archaeologists who interpret Stone Age culture from discoveries of ancient tools and artifacts may need to reanalyze some of their conclusions. That's the finding suggested by a new study that for the first time looked at the impact of water buffalo and goats trampling artifacts into mud. In seeking to understand how much artifacts can be disturbed, the new study documented how animal trampling in a...


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cruet
  • A vial or small glass bottle, especially one for holding vinegar, oil, etc.; a caster for liquids.
This word is Middle English in origin, and ultimately comes from the Old French, diminutive of 'crue,' flask.
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