Doesn't that title sound weird - like an experimental film? It may help to know that House of Sweden is Sweden's embassy in Washington, DC - a lovely glass building on the Potomac. If you're in the DC area, you should get on their mailing list, because they host interesting science-related panel discussions and receptions. Yesterday, they opened a new exhibit - the Virtual Autopsy Table. It's a touch-screen tabletop that lets you slice into, rotate, and magnify an MRI-based 3D representation of the human body, all with a brush of a hand:
Yes, the Autopsy Table was covered on Engadget last fall, but this is your chance to see it in person. The folks from Repository for Bottled Monsters stopped by for a brief preview, which looks pretty much like the video above: cool. I wish we could buy one for every college in America (and then start on the high schools)!
The House of Sweden will host the Virtual Autopsy through May 2 (and is also featuring a collection of cell-themed photos by Lennart Nilsson through April 28).
It would also make a fun iPhone app. :)
And an even better iPad app - in fact, if it were an iPad app, I would have to start agitating to buy high school and college science labs iPads dedicated to this purpose!