Posts Tagged 3D
World Wind provides a rich set of features for displaying and interacting with geographic data and representing a wide range of geometric objects.
Among the features are
- Open-source, high-performance 3D Virtual globe API and SDK
- Adds geographic visualization to any application
- Runs on Windows, Mac OS X, Linux and in web pages
- Huge collection of high-resolution imagery and terrain from NASA servers
- Open-standard interfaces to GIS services and databases
- Large collection of geometric and geographic shapes
- Uses Java and OpenGL
- and more …
I’m not sure if the common phrase “It’s not exactly rocket-science, or is it?” applies here. 😉
The proton driven turbine cranking out ATP – beautifully animated.
More background info at http://www.mrc-mbu.cam.ac.uk/research/atp-synthase.
shared by Rajini Rao via google+.
When diving deeper into the far end of the historic roots of bioinformatics, I came across the Antikythera mechanism. To me, it has all the hallmarks of what bioinformatics is about: taking in the available knowledge of the time, integrating all the data there is into a functional machine model that actually makes useful and verifiable predictions. And all of that already happened approximately 2100 years ago. Wow!
Modeller – One of the best approaches to structure prediction – just got an overhaul:
(Modeller) 9.10 is primarily a bugfix release relative to the last public release
(9.9). Major user-visible changes include:
- Add Python 3 support
- Add support for Mac OS X 10.7 (Lion)
- Modeller on 64-bit Macs is now built with Intel Fortran, resulting in a roughly 2x speedup compared to 9.9.
- Add Unicode support; all filenames should be UTF-8 encoded.
See the Modeller manual for a full change log: http://salilab.org/modeller/9.10/manual/node38.html
by email from Ben Webb, Modeller Caretaker (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Not only the WWW, but also the roots of Linux date back about 20 years. (What the heck was going on back then?)
Happy birthday, little Penguin! It has waddled a long way, found many friends and has grown up considerably.
(see the Linux Foundation pages for more info, and I’ll spare you the historic details of my first install of a kernel with a version nr.<1.0). Besides that much of the internet rests on Linux, what’s that got to do with 3D and networks? Read the rest of this entry »
Visible Body built an interactive 3D model of the human anatomy now available for the iPad. They also have an interesting collection of celular and other animations / illustrations on their page:
This one is more about the visuals than the music: The networks mapped onto spheres, a human body and the planet – all rolled into one! Just stunning. On top of that, it’s got “chemistry” in the title and is done mostly in processing. That’s several reasons why this should go onto this blog … Have fun!
Worthwhile to check it out in fullHD on vimeo – which also might run it more fluently. Read the rest of this entry »