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(9 Jul 2009 15:03 GMT) - The restoration of a 2,000-year-old bronze sculpture of the famed ancient Greek athlete Apoxyomenos may help modern scientists understand how to prevent metal corrosion, discover the safest ways to permanently store nuclear waste, and understand other perplexing problems. That's the conclusion of a new study on the so-called 'biomineralisation' of Apoxyomenos appearing in the current issue of ACS' Crystal Growth and Design, a bi-monthly journal. Best known as 'The Scraper,' the statue depicts an athlete scraping sweat and dust from his body with a small curved instrument…
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