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Wilson’s Long-fingered Bat, by Piotr Naskrecki

New bat species named for Edward O. Wilson

August 18, 2020
A new species of bat has been named in honor of Edward O. Wilson, Faculty Emeritus in the MCZ. Wilson’s Long-fingered Bat, Miniopterus wilsoni, is named in recognition of Prof. Wilson's support and facilitation of biodiversity research at Gorongosa National Park over the past decade. The new species is described in the journal Acta Chiropterologica.
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HMSC Connects! Podcast features MCZ staff and history

August 17, 2020

HMSC Connects! Podcast is a weekly podcast that goes behind the scenes of the Harvard Museums of Science and Culture to talk to the scholars, researchers, collection keepers, exhibit designers and other fascinating individuals who keep the museums humming along and create a compelling array of exhibits and programs.

Since the podcast launched in May 2020, two have featured the MCZ collections. Andrew...

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By combining photogrammetry and CT scanning, the Blaschka sea creatures become 3-D models

August 14, 2020

Photogrammetry is a common method of creating 3-D models of objects, but the qualities of glass make photogrammetry impossible with some of the Blaschka models of marine invertebrates. Peter Fried, professor of applied physics at NYU, along with colleagues from Cornell and the MCZ, combined photogrammetry with CT scanning to create 3-D models that anyone can view and inspect. The method is published in...

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