Wednesday 15 April 2015

Google Maps For The Human Body

A team at the University of New South Wales in Australia, working in partnership with the Cleveland Clinic and Brown and Stanford universities, has begun using the technology of Google Maps to crunch terabytes of data collected from electron microscopes.

Using Google's algorithms, they layer a series of images on top of each other to create one zoomable picture of the human body. They can zoom from a view that is a few centimeters wide to a view nanometers wide - an extreme close-up of a cell.

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