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Scientists Just Jury-Rigged a Dental X-Ray Machine to Read a 300-Year-Old Letter Without Unfolding Its Delicate Paper

Opening a letter may seem like a straightforward task, but that’s only in the age of mass-produced gummed envelopes, first invented in the 1830s. For hundreds of years before that, many people relied on “letterlocking,” sealing their mail with a sequence of elaborate creases, folds, tucks, … Read entire story.

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