Author: Equinox

Animation, Biology, Chemistry

CABI – glucoCEST MRI technique


CABI (part of UCL) have developed an MRI technique that utilises tumours’ aggressive uptake of sugar to identify themselves. The patient drinks a sugary drink, and then enters the MRI scanner, where they take advantage of the interchange of protons between water and sugar. Because the sugar is more strongly absorbed by the tumour, the

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Animation, Biology, In the press

SPL’s clip of the week (chrysalis)


Our visualisation of x-ray data of a chrysalis has just been chosen as Science Photo Library‘s clip of the week. The animation shows a butterfly metamorphosis inside its chrysalis. This sequence was produced from reconstructed computed tomography (CT) scan data, showing the internal detail of a caterpillar’s transformation into a butterfly. Initially the caterpillar’s internal

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Animation, Physics, Space

SPL’s Space Showreel


Six of our clips made it into SPL’s space showreel, including our work on space debris, and some shots of Jupiter/Saturn and their moons! SPL’s space showreel Our stock images at SPL Our stock animations at SPL – part 1 Our stock animations at SPL – part 2

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Animation, In the press, Space

SPL’s clip of the week (space debris)


Our visualisation of space debris has just been chosen as Science Photo Library‘s clip of the week. Satellites are shown in red, everything else in blue (ranging from flecks of paint to entire discarded rocket stages). The space between geostationary orbit and the near-Earth orbits is relatively empty, but in the close-up at the end

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Animation, Engineering, In the press, Space

Europa Penetrator animation


We’ve just finished this HD animation showing Astrium‘s design for a Europa Penetrator mission. The penetrator will be released from an altitude of around 200km, and after a de-orbit burn to cancel the orbital velocity, it goes into freefall, spins up for stability, and impacts into Europa at around 300mph. Once under the surface, the

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Animation, Engineering, Illustration, Space

New space showreel


We’ve just updated our space demo reel on the main page to include our most recent work from the year or so.  Watch it in full HD! Our 2013 Space showreel:  You can still see our other showreels here: Engineering showreel 2012 Science showreel 2012

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