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Marcus Hanwell
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Amazing 3D scan of the Apollo 11 command module, well worth checking out even when you have had the chance to see it in real life (they never let you get inside)
 
Smithsonian released high resolution 3D models of the Columbia command module on the forty seventh anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landings. I've seen the module in the National Air and Space Museum, but you can't see all the details like you can on this 3D model from inside. You can explore a 3D panorama from many places from within the module. It's amazing!

The actual 3D model is here:

http://3d.si.edu/apollo11cm/

My understanding is that the browser version is down sampled. But they released the high resolution raw data, so that people can use it to build photo realistic images or other 3D apps.


The article with more details:

http://tech.firstpost.com/news-analysis/smithsonian-commemorates-apollo-11-landing-with-high-res-3d-model-326095.html
Smithsonian released high resolution 3D models of the Columbia command module on the forty seventh anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landings.
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Wow ... this even works on my phone!
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The article highlights the importance of open data, and its interaction with software. As science relies on software more and more the importance of open software and open data come to the fore, along with the need to store data pipelines so that they might be executed again when software bugs are fixed. I am no expert in this field, but areas I work in are as susceptible and in need of improvements
Interpretation of functional MRI data called into question.
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+Arfon Smith on the shape of open source, excellent analysis of open source projects and activity as they grow in size
At its core, open source is about collaboration. Whether it's version control, licenses, or issue trackers—everything exists to support people working with each other. Open source embodies a model ...
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Stuck on a plane at BWI, waiting for a pilot, reading about my home country and the seeming #Brexit win, it is not looking good is it...
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No it's not good at all. I think Britain will face a lot of economic hardship as a result. I have just watched "Children of Men" I hope it is not prophetic.
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John Oliver nails it again with his discussion of the upcoming vote on whether Britain should exit the EU, and British people's general feelings towards the EU (or at least mine to some extent). I think Britain should remain, but there is a part of me that just wants to tell them to ^&*% off :-) Not safe for work - quite a lot of emotion/swearing...
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Nevertheless, I watched that one and I have to say, he made an excellent case for staying. I don't understand all the nuances myself, but it does seem like the costs of leaving outweigh the benefits at this point.
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Our collaborator +Robert Hovden, along with a number of other scientists, published a number of 3D nanomaterial tomography data sets. This features visualization of the data using Tomviz which is itself an open source project for 3D nanomaterial tomography.

Great to see this data released in a way the whole community can benefit from, I hope to see more if this in the future!
Electron tomography in materials science has flourished with the demand to characterize nanoscale materials in three dimensions (3D). Access to experimental data is vital for developing and validating reconstruction methods that improve resolution and reduce radiation dose requirements.
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Great post from +Jason Hibbets on hiring with culture in mind. "A passion for open source and software freedom saturates all levels of the organization, and this emotion exemplifies why the open source way is such a staple in our culture" I really liked the book, and think technical interviews can miss culture, passion, open attitudes in favor of data structures, algorithms, etc.
A brief guide to hiring with culture in mind and some techniques and programs that could work for open organizations.
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Saw this yesterday on Twitter and had hoped it was a joke, apparently not but they are sorry...so cringe-worthy when reading the original, I wonder what was going through their minds as they authored it
The company sent an email inviting interns to a party, using a cringy version of how kids today speak, then issued an apology within hours of the invites going viral on social networks.
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+Matthew McCormick You're looking in the wrong dimension...
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Read about the integrated histogram, opacity and color transfer function editor in Tomviz, and how it is integrated with the application to make it easier and more intuitive to work with your tomographic data
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A summary of some of the tools I use for #OpenSource #CrossPlatform development on the desktop, along with some of the things I tried along the way. Things have changed a lot over the years, check it out over on +Opensource.com 
Marcus Hanwell shares his experience with different cross-platform development methods and tools.
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A great article. I must admit I went through much the same experiences. CMake was a major key to getting people to write cross-platform applications. Once they could do this and also use Qt for the GUIs the Windows and Linux silos in the workplace disappeared and people could develop on whatever platform they liked. Git was a bonus here.
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Today we geek out, checking out the space shuttle at the Air and Space Museum Annex, before continuing further north
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Cool! It is pretty impressive. I've only been able to make it there once myself. Traffic in and around this area can be a bear 
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Technical Leader at Kitware, Inc.
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  • Kitware, Inc.
    Technical Leader, 2012 - present
  • Kitware, Inc.
    R&D Engineer, 2009 - 2012
  • University of Pittsburgh
    Postdoctoral Fellow, 2007 - 2009
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Sheffield, UK - Pittsburgh, PA, USA - Mountain View, CA, USA - Clifton Park, NY, USA
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Physicist, chemist, scientific visualization technical leader at Kitware.
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I work at Kitware, where my job involves developing open source, cross platform scientific visualization, pre and post processing code (mainly in C++, OpenGL, Qt) for scientific visualization. Strong believer in open science, open data and open source and proud member of Blue Obelisk. Everything posted is my opinion (may or may not coincide with my company, significant other, animal guide, etc).

I work on Open Chemistry software, such as Avogadro as well as other open source toolkits and applications VTK, ParaView, CMakeKDE and several other open source projects. My Ph.D. and degree are both in physics, with a large component of materials engineering. Working hard to improve the quality and openness of open source scientific software, specifically chemistry related software such as Avogadro and 2D charting/plotting in VTK.

Favourite quotations:

"Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former." Albert Einstein.

“I believe the simplest explanation is, there is no God. No one created the universe and no one directs our fate. This leads me to a profound realization that there probably is no heaven and no afterlife either. We have this one life to appreciate the grand design of the universe and for that, I am extremely grateful.” Stephen Hawking.
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My office door was a TARDIS (and it was bigger on the inside)!
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  • University of Sheffield
    Physics (Ph.D.), 2003 - 2007
  • University of Sheffield
    Physics, 2000 - 2003
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