Elizabeth Barrette (ysabetwordsmith) wrote,
Elizabeth Barrette
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Otzi Goes Online!

Those of you who are writers or ancient-history buffs will enjoy this:

Otzi the prehistoric iceman goes online allowing users to virtually tour his body
A Stone Age warrior frozen in an icy tomb for 5,300 years can now be viewed in astonishing detail thanks to a new website. The Iceman photoscan project took 150,000 high definition images of the perfectly preserved mummy from 12 different angles, which the researchers loaded onto the new website. This allows users to zoom into details that are just millimetres wide from the comfort of their living room. They can also view the mummy in 3D and see its distinctive tattoos in both white and UV light.


I love the way people are using the web more and more to make scientific data available to everyone. The noosphere expands!
Tags: cyberspace theory, history, science
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