Sunday, August 07, 2005

Call me a geek, but this is cool

NEW YORK, Aug. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Scientists, doctors and computer experts in Silicon Valley teamed up to generate the most detailed, high definition 3D models ever created from scanning an ancient mummy. Examining a two-thousand- year-old child mummy from San Jose's Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum and Planetarium, scientists were able to generate 35 times more information than the recent King Tut mummy scans. These super high resolution images allowed researchers to "virtually unwrap" and remodel the child mummy without disturbing its delicately preserved form.

This rare footage shows how researchers scanned and analyzed several areas of the mummy child -- hands, teeth, feet, skull, groin, spine and chest plate -- and found answers to many scientific questions: how old was the child when it died? Did the child die from a disease? And what kind of family was she born into?

This video shows specialists from Stanford University School of Medicine and the Stanford-NASA National Biocomputation Center using new visualization computer technologies to examine the mummified remains in unprecedented high resolution 3D models that look almost real.

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The video is dated August 4th. It's amazing what this technology has allowed them to learn.

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