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Virtual Dinosaurs Come to Japan

One of the things I love about natural history museums is that you sometimes get to see real dinosaur bones. There is no substitute for seeing the fossilized remains of creatures that lived millions of years ago. If you want to see dinosaurs running around you will have to look to the movies, but a...

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Taking a look at dinosaurs in 3D, image courtesy of Canon


One of the things I love about natural history museums is that you sometimes get to see real dinosaur bones. There is no substitute for seeing the fossilized remains of creatures that lived millions of years ago. If you want to see dinosaurs running around you will have to look to the movies, but a new exhibit tries to bring dinosaurs to life in a museum setting. Next week Canon will open its " Dinosaurs—Miracle of the Desert” exhibit in Chiba, Japan. This is not going to be your standard fossil casts and models display, but an entirely digital show featuring moving dinosaurs that visitors can see only by looking through special 3D goggles. Just make sure that you don't run into anyone else while walking around!
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Brian Switek

Brian Switek is a freelance science writer specializing in evolution, paleontology, and natural history. He writes regularly for National Geographic's Phenomena blog as Laelaps.

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