Tuesday, October 24, 2006
The curators of some of the biggest museums in Europe and the US have used nuclear science for a while now to determine the age and provenance of the art in their collections. Now United Nations unit The International Atomic Energy Agency, best known for fighting the spread of nuclear arms, is moving to make access to such tools globally available. Read the New York Times story by William J. Broad here. Be sure to check out the sidebar, "The Case of the Headless Apostle", too.