A 3-D digital scan throws a Buddha statue’s carvings into sharp relief

A 3-D digital scan throws a Buddha statue’s carvings into sharp relief

A 3-D digital scan throws a Buddha statue’s carvings into sharp relief WASHINGTON (RNS) For nearly nine decades, the Cosmic Buddha statue stood alone at the Smithsonian’s Freer Gallery of Art. Museum-goers would pass by the headless, handless statue, a relic of sixth-century China, without a second glance. Few came close enough to even notice the intricate scenes covering the entire stone surface whose paint had worn off. When exhibit curator Keith Wilson first arrived at the museum 10 years ago, he understood why the statue didn’t catch everyone’s eye.…

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Travel ban throws research, academic exchange into turmoil

Travel ban throws research, academic exchange into turmoil

Travel ban throws research, academic exchange into turmoil 1 / 2 Iranian-born bioengineer researcher Nima Enayati works on a robotic surgery machine during an interview with the Associated Press at the Polytechnic University of Milan, Italy, Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2017. An Iranian researcher at Milan’s Polytechnic University, Enayati was refused check-in Monday at Milan’s Malpensa Airport for his U.S.-bound flight on Turkish Airlines after the Trump administration’s executive order came down. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno) Travel : BOSTON (AP) — Universities across the nation say President Donald Trump’s ban on travelers…

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