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Fascinating CT scans of a 300-year-old pocket watch


The National Museum of Scotland has just published a paper detailing how they used CT scans to image a 300-year-old pocket-watch found in a 17th century shipwreck. My favorite scan is above. Nature News reports:

The watch looks little more than a lump of rock from the outside, but the scans show that the mechanism inside is beautifully preserved, from delicate cogwheels and Egyptian-style pillars to the maker's inscription.

The rest of the story is equally interesting. A slideshow is also available via Nature, as is a video flythrough (.mov).

Scan by Trustees of NMS
Via Medgadget

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