Tag Archives: imaging

Lost worlds: via Sketchfab a 3D fossil offers a glimpse of prehistoric marine life

- April 1, 2019

3D fossil seabed

Just out in full text is a our first paper showcasing our latest complete integration with the Sketchfab 3D viewer. In this a 3D fossil seabed from the lower Devonian geologic period has been digitally reconstructed using micro X-ray computed tomography (microCT) imaging. A section of the fossil bed, measuring 2 x 1 metres wide […]

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Visualising Biological Data. GigaScience at VIZBI

- March 22, 2019

The 10th anniversary of the EMBO Workshop: Visualising Biological Data (VIZBI 2019) took place in EMBL in Heidelberg last week. GigaScience Data Scientist Chris Armit was there and was astonished at the cinematic quality of the visualisations that were showcased over this 3-day meeting. VIZBI aims to improve the global standard of data visualisation in […]

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GigaScience at ESRIC Super-Resolution Clinic

- March 4, 2019

Super-Resolution Clinic

The diffraction limit of a microscope hinders the ability to see single molecules as the optics do not allow the researcher to distinguish between two fluorescently labelled molecules that are less than 200nm apart. As a means of overcoming this barrier, super-resolution microscopy utilises various tricks to go beyond the diffraction limit and image sub-cellular […]

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Phenomics: from under the gum trees to the world – the 5th International Plant Phenotyping Symposium down under

- October 17, 2018

  Having just attended our first plant phenomics conference – it was great to learn how far the field has progressed and how rapidly it continues to progress with the advancement of new technologies for high-throughput phenotyping. The greater plant phenomics community is trying to collect and define sets of physical and biochemical traits belonging […]

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How Green Became the New Black – Plant Phenotyping Developments Down Under

- July 17, 2018

Plant phenotyping

With the upcoming 5th International Plant Phenotyping Symposium (IPPS) set to take place Oct 2-5, in Adelaide, Australia, we look at how the plant phenotyping community has progressed over the last decade and how we can potentially address the issues surrounding data sharing, re-use, and reproducible research. As we live in an increasingly data-driven era, […]

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A new look GigaDB. Data publishing gets more interactive and FAIR.

- July 6, 2018

Web tools and FAIR principles at the core of Life Science publishing in GigaDB As we continue to push the envelope for publishing in the life sciences we have been listening to our users about the things that should be incorporated into the publication process. That is why we have taken the opportunity to not […]

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Interact with the Crabs in Your Computer: New GigaDB Imaging Widgets

- March 15, 2018

Interactive, downloadable and 3D printable scans of newly discovered hermit crabs are now available in GigaDB  using MicroCT technology data. In this latest GigaBlog we let you inspect this data too, as well as provide a Q&A with the first author Jannes Landschoff on its potential utility. A study just published in GigaScience showcases new […]

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See inside Obama in 3D? Yes We Can!

- March 17, 2016

What does Obama, mysteries hidden in Brazilian leaf litter, and state-of-the art 3D imaging technology have in common? Find out more in GigaBlog.

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Open Science Resources for Contributing to Brain Imaging Research: A Guest Blog by Cameron Craddock

- March 15, 2016

In support of Brain Awareness Week, we have asked Cameron Craddock, Director of the Computational NeuroImaging Lab, Nathan S. Kline Institute for Psychiatric Research and Director of Imaging, Child Mind Institute, to write a blog highlighting open science in neuroimaging, and to announce our upcoming publication of the 2015 Brainhack Proceedings and the Brainhack Thematic Series. BioMed Central are also highlighting some of the amazing benefits of brain research and showcasing the progress being made by researchers around to world. Learn more here.

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Brooding Brittle Star Babies. Q&A with Jannes Landschoff

- November 17, 2015

Q&A with Jannes Landschoff, first author on our latest Data Note presenting 100GB of high-resolution 3D data from live-bearing brittle stars. Jannes tells us about how he became interested in brittle star copulation, the advantages of using micro computed tomography in morphology studies, and gives an African perspective on the challenges of dealing with big-data.

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