Chris Armit - June 27, 2022
Write up of the meeting of the Society for the Preservation of Natural History Collections (SPNHC 2022) by Chris Armit.
Hans Zauner - April 6, 2022
Newly published high-resolution images of the head of the blind salamander Proteus anguinus reveal adaptations for life in the dark.
Scott Edmunds - March 9, 2021
To promote re-use of microCT data and 3D models we have produced a video guide on how to 3D print a scorpion from GigaDB in 10 simple steps.
Scott Edmunds - September 4, 2020
GigaScience has spawned a new smaller and more agile sibling: GigaByte, and is the first journal to come from our new GigaScience Press. This bigger and better GigaScience family has lead to some changes in GigaScience, and we are pleased to make some important announcements about the team. Coming shortly after our 8th birthday, GigaScience […]
Chris Armit - April 1, 2019
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 […]
Scott Edmunds - 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 […]
Scott Edmunds - 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.
Scott Edmunds - 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.
Scott Edmunds - May 19, 2014
New research and data published in GigaScience and PLOS ONE provides complete open access to detailed 3D images of earthworms To quote the American cartoonist Gary Larson: all things play a role in nature, even the lowly worm—but perhaps never in such a visually stunning way as that presented in two papers published last week […]