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Fishes of the Amazon

Current methods of identifying fish species require scientists to examine specimens through a microscope or conduct DNA testing. But what if identification could be achieved simply by taking a cell phone photo?

left to right: Herrenhauser Embreea Orchid (Embreea herrenhusana). Smithsonian Gardens; Bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara (Gwaneum bosal), Goryeo period, c. 1220–85. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, on loan from National Museum of Korea. 3D scanning data used to create this digital model generously provided by the National Museum of Korea.

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