March 31, 2003
Rock or Fossil? Take a Picture!

Slashdot featured this article detailing a new technique scientists have discovered for telling the difference between a type of fossile made by life, and one made by weird natural processes. How? They take a picture and then use a common file compression utility on the digital result. The more the file compresses, the more likely it is to have been created by life.

Posted by scott at March 31, 2003 11:11 AM

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