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Time-lapse video shows 3D printers creating Saint-Gaudens replicas that have been sealed in plaster for more than 100 years

A mold of an eagle by sculptor Augustus Saint-Gaudens took about 35 hours for Jeffrey Volckaert to make a 3-D print of at his home. It’s amongst the 16 molds that have been sealed for more than 100 years and were scanned by radiologists at Dartmouth-Hitchcock. The finished scans are on display at DHMC in Lebanon, N.H. (Jeffrey Volckaert photograph)

ICYMI from the Thursday Valley News:

Some century-old mysteries have been solved — and at least one new one has been opened — since the radiology department at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center received an unusual request a little over a year ago.


The request came from Rick Kendall, superintendent of the Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site, in Cornish. He wanted to know: If a CT scanner can show what’s inside the human body, could it also show what’s inside a hunk of plaster? Could they try?


The short answer to his question is on view in the main rotunda of the Lebanon campus in a display called “Lincoln in Negative Space: The Intersection of Imaging and Art.”

Read the full story here, and watch a little time lapse video demonstrating the process below!

p.s. Avid readers will recall that I was pumped to find Poupi. This is where I used their music!

Penguin addendum: In winter weather, walk like one, according to D-H

Following up on our earlier penguin post:

Re: Russia being barred from the 2018 Winter Olympics for systematic doping

You may have heard the news this afternoon about Russia and the Olympics.  Last month, Valley News reporter Josh Weinreb talked to Dr. Ed Merrens, chief clinical officer at Dartmouth-Hitchcock, after he was named to the board of directors for the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency, the body responsible for drug testing and analysis for events such as the Olympics. The topic of Russia comes up in the Q&A, available to read here.