That's interesting. But surely with computational programs that calculate molecular interactions or chemical reaction dynamics, there are similar programs that can put together broken fragments in a best-match orientation. Unless this is also a study of crowdsourcing and collaborative efforts, then I can see that. But to simply re-create an artifact, eh.
Wow, the title caught my eye, but imminently reminded me of Stargate Universe Ep.1 where the gate key to Destiny was hidden in a computer game. The show had a rough start but IMHO could have been by far the best saga in the Stargate series. I still don't get how these execs. decide what shows to can. Neilson seems very crude to me. Wonder if these scientist realized this?