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New TCN Allows Users to Explore 3D Vertebrate Specimens from Inside Out

Fri, 2017-08-25 13:46 -- maphillips


CT scans reveal details of internal anatomy without damaging specimens. Florida Museum of Natural History figure by Ed Stanley

A $2.5 million National Science Foundation grant will launch a new initiative to “teleport” specimens from museum shelves to the internet by CT scanning 20,000 vertebrates and making these data-rich, 3-D images available to researchers, educators, students and the public.

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