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Google gets under skin of human body

12 January 2011   Sarah Bruce

Google has launched a body browser program that allows users to examine the human body in layered, 3D detail.

The Google Body program enables users to peel back layers to see detailed views including muscle structures, organs, arteries, veins, and nerves.

The tool has similar functionality to Google Earth, allowing users to zoom and pan around various areas and search for specific parts of the body.

Users can then click the ‘labels’ option, and the program transforms into a virtual biology book, providing detailed notes on the body you are viewing.

Google has used the launch to highlight its WebGL technology, which allows for 3D graphics to be installed in a browser’s window without using Flash or Javascript.

The body browser can be used through Google Chrome browser, Mozilla Firefox 4 beta or another browser that supports WebGL.

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