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.
Yxlon’s participation in the Sharktoberfest Nightlife event on October 5th was great fun! Over 130 interested and interesting people visited our table or took the tour of the Project Lab to check out the FF20 CT System on loan until January 2018. This high resolution Computed Tomography (CT) System is currently helping California Academy of Sciences inspect specimens from their vast collection. CT imaging technology allows Cal Academy scientists to see the inner features of biological specimens using non-destructive evaluation methods.
At the end of July, YXLON International, a company of the Swiss tech holding COMET Group, lent one of their state-of-the-art computed tomography systems to the California Academy of Sciences. The FF20 CT system will be in use at the institute until January 31st, 2018.