Sunday, May 22, 2005 Accelerator Used to Decipher Archimedes Accelerator Used to Decipher Archimedes
A particle accelerator is being used to reveal the long-lost writings of the Greek mathematician Archimedes, work hidden for centuries after a Christian monk wrote over it in the Middle Ages.
Highly focused X-rays produced at the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center were used last week to begin deciphering the parts of the 174-page text that have not yet been revealed. The X-rays cause iron in the hidden ink to glow.

This sounds suspiciously like a previous post that was kinda questionable. But, in the interest of our budding archeologist here ya go.


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