Details about the Dodo Bird Revealed Through the Use of Laser Scans

November 9, 2014 4:40 PM

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The Dodo was a flightless bird from Mauritius in the Indian Ocean. It became extinct some 300 years ago. Scientists have not learned much about the animal. However, using the latest technology, such as 3-D laser scanners, much more is now being discovered about this mysterious bird.

The head researcher of a recent study, Leon Claessens, associate professor at the College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, Massachusetts, explained that the skeletons of the delicate Thirioux dodo were scanned using 3-D scanners which allowed the team to reconstruct and show how the Dodo moved, walked ...

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