Thursday, August 09, 2007

Virtual Skulls: Research Applications

From the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation's website, a report from the Australian Broadcasting Corporation:

Virtual skull could lead to better crash helmets
Last Updated: Thursday, August 9, 2007 | 8:57 AM ET
Australian Broadcasting Corporation

A sophisticated new computer-generated virtual skull could help researchers study evolution and design better crash helmets, says an Australian scientist.

The virtual chimp skull was designed by Dr. Stephen Wroe of the University of New South Wales and colleagues from the University of Newcastle.

"It's the most sophisticated model of a chimp skull ever made," said Wroe, a paleontologist with an interest in skull mechanics.

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