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Author Topic: Science magazine had a photo competion ...  (Read 5530 times)

tomos

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Science magazine had a photo competion ...
« on: November 17, 2007, 08:11:27 PM »
Science magazine had a photo competion..
2007 Visualization Challenge Winners

tied for first place were

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by Dr. Kai-hung Fung

Human anatomy it may be, but the airways that riddle the space behind our noses take on an alien aspect in this unearthly rendering created by Kai-hung Fung, a radiologist at the Pamela Youde Nethersole Eastern Hospital in Hong Kong.

A computed tomography (CT) scan from a 33-year-old Chinese woman ...

Normally, CT renderings meld slices together into smooth surfaces, but, in what he terms the "Rainbow Technique," Fung instead broke them apart, creating a topographical map of the airspaces described by the contour lines of individual slices, and colored according to the density of the tissues that border them.

Fung digitally removed the bones, soft tissue, and fat from the rendering to create a solid "cast" of the sinuses' air envelope. "The sinuses are hollows in the bone just like the central cavity in a papaya," he says. One way to get a feel for the shape of such a cavity is to look at a cross section of it, but, he says, it's much more readily apparent in a mold.

The upward-looking angle that Fung used was fascinating, says panel of judges member Sherry Marts. "You react [to the image] on two levels; it piques your curiosity … and then draws you in to the information that's contained in [it]."
in case you havent figured it's looking up from below at the nose etc.. (took me a while :))
title: "What Lies Behind Our Nose?"

another maybe more interesting read on same subject:
Tomography Art by Kai-hung Fung

and
(tied for first place)

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"Irish Moss, Chondrus Crispus"
by Andrea Ottesen
(collected off the coast of Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia)

if you interested, some more info about Irish/Carrageen moss (a seaweed):
http://www.iol.ie/~k...carageencontent.html
Tom
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Re: Science magazine had a photo competion ...
« Reply #1 on: November 17, 2007, 09:15:08 PM »
Great find  :up:

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Re: Science magazine had a photo competion ...
« Reply #2 on: November 18, 2007, 07:37:48 AM »
via an old newspaper I was wrapping some rubbish in :)
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Re: Science magazine had a photo competion ...
« Reply #3 on: November 18, 2007, 10:13:43 AM »
Thanks for those, they're fascinating.
As for old newspapers, that makes me wish I'd saved one a year for the past... oh never mind how long  :)

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Re: Science magazine had a photo competion ...
« Reply #4 on: November 18, 2007, 12:48:43 PM »
to me, 1st one looks like nudone's face (avatar).

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Re: Science magazine had a photo competion ...
« Reply #5 on: November 18, 2007, 02:55:55 PM »
to me, 1st one looks like nudone's face (avatar).

you had me there for a moment...until i read the avatar word :D
Tom

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Re: Science magazine had a photo competion ...
« Reply #6 on: November 18, 2007, 04:56:44 PM »
to me, 1st one looks like nudone's face (avatar).

Well, it is a nose after all. . .


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Re: Science magazine had a photo competion ...
« Reply #7 on: November 18, 2007, 05:11:02 PM »
Good one Armando - I didn't notice the resemblance until you mentioned it - well spotted  :Thmbsup:
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