I was recently reminded that the ENEA report is an Italian language summary of three peer-reviewed papers written in English.
- From the IWSAI proceedings. P. Di Lazzaro, et al. Sub-micrometer coloration depth of linens by deep ultraviolet radiation (Free Access)
- Full article is pay walled ($35). Here is a link to the abstract and a place to order if you want: G. Baldacchini, P. Di Lazzaro, D. Murra, G. Fanti: “Coloring linens with excimer lasers to simulate the body image of the Turin Shroud” Appl. Opt. vol. 47, 1278-1283 (2008)
- Full article is pay walled ($25). Here is a link to the abstract and a place to order if you want: P. Di Lazzaro, D. Murra, A. Santoni, G. Fanti, E. Nichelatti, G. Baldacchini: “Deep Ultraviolet radiation simulates the Turin Shroud image” Journal of Imaging Science and Technology vol. 54, 040302-(6) (2010)
The media will not read the peer-reviewed material, particularly if they have to pay of jump through hoops to get a copy of a report. Without a clear English version, journalists will continue to misreport this story. Remember the headline in The Independent that read, “Scientists say Turin Shroud is supernatural.” It is being repeated hourly in blogs, twitter and local-only newspapers.
We need a clear English version of the ENEA report.