Every time I look at the videos of the mammoth bones being scanned, I think the scanner looks like a weird steam iron. Anyhoo....
Here's a clip from Science Museum of Minnesota where Andrew Howe, of Laser Design, Inc, explains how a three-dimensional image of a mammoth bone is created using only a steam iron. Well, that and a laptop.
From time to time, we'll post info here about what's going on at the museum.