Google Doing Body Searches

If you have a compatible browser Google offers an internal search of the human body in a new offering from Google Labs. Called Body Browser you can explore the human body in great depth.

One has to wonder when this will tie in to Google Health, or maybe the movie The Fantastic Voyage.

The human body unravels itself before you when you access the Body Browser home page with a compatible browser. And once you type the names of various organs, a virtual tour of the anatomic intricacies comes alive, leaving you the option to "adjust the various layers of skin, muscles, tissues and the skeletal system,'" IBTimes.com stated.

"What's really cool is that if you type in an organ or bone or ventricle system, you are taken directly to that area in the anatomy, zoomed in. You can turn labels on or off and the app supports multitouch so users of trackpads (Magic or otherwise) or multi-touch mice can zoom in with ease." Mashable noted.

Google is making good use of the functionality of HTML5, the newest interactive web language. No doubt we will seem more examples in the near future.

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