Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Fossils including "Lucy" are now downloaded in 3-D scans

This is a really cool tool called DigiMorph reported on the Science Friday website. It can be used for observing and studying fossils. I think some of you will enjoy seeing the power of technology through new digital technology. This new function makes fossils much more accessible top the public than ever before. The University of Texas has a new project using CT scans of fossils and has
...compiled hundreds of 3-D visualizations of fossils, skeletons and other specimens. Tim Rowe, director of DigiMorph, and Richard Ketcham, director of the High-Resolution X-ray Computed Tomography Facility at The University of Texas at Austin, share highlights from the collection, including the famous hominid fossil “Lucy.”
Check out this cool video here.

1 comment:

  1. I don't know if it's just my computer, but the video won't load for me.