YXLON Helps Reflect on the Trend of Disappearing Biodiversity

November 21, 2017

The Zoological Museum in the Center for Natural History at the University of Hamburg is currently running a special exhibition about the tragic phenomenon of disappearing species in the animal kingdom.

The Zoological Museum in the Center for Natural History at the University of Hamburg is currently running a special exhibition about the tragic phenomenon of disappearing species in the animal kingdom. Disappearing Legacies: The World as a Forest examines the destruction of tropical habitats in South America and Southeast Asia and the consequent extinction of many different animals. The exhibition aims at making one think about the consequences of unsustainable farming practices and the concepts of Anthropocene and mass extinction.

The exhibit includes a wide variety of both contemporary and historical pieces. Combining the modernism of an at gallery with the stoicism of a historical presentation, it showcases 13 works of contemporary art, several films and documentaries, and various specimens from the centers zoological and botanical collections.

The zoological specimens include a particularly interesting highlight piece, a 3 dimensional rendering of a Sumatran Rhinoceros skull, produced in collaboration with YXLON and one of our state-of-the-art CT inspection systems.

Yxlon is dedicated to furthering the abilities of not only industrial applications, but it strives to bring the next level of quality CT image to life sciences and we are excited to be a part of this unique event.

Left, the physical skull of the rare Sumatran Rhino. Middle and right, the digital renderings of the two parts created by Volume Graphics software using YXLON CT scans.

Take a look at the whole process, from initial scan to fully rendedered by Volume Graphics:

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Entrance to the exhibit is free and is accompanied by exhibition programs in both English and German. For information about the exhibit and the Natural History Museum of the University of Hamburg, please visit their website.

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