In the spirit of back-to-school season, let's dive into a fun academic subject: restoring artifacts and cleaning fossils! These are delicate and risky tasks, to say the least. MicroBlasting provides the pinpoint precision and gentle abrasion needed to remove the matrix surrounding a precious remnant of the past. Let's look at two examples: the restoration of the H.L. Hunley submarine and fossil preparation at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles. Continue reading