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Data portal: Update

By Jens Dobberthin in Lab

08.10.2021

We used the summer break and updated the data portal. We briefly present the most important changes here.

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Getting started with the API

By Jens Dobberthin in Lab

14.04.2021

This blog post is the prelude to a series of posts in which we show how you can use the API of the data portal to build your own data-driven applications. As a starter we will serve an interactive map inside a Jupyter Notebook.

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Everybody likes Maps

By Jasper Funk-Smit in Lab

12.04.2021

Everybody likes Maps, and when a collection is so large and diverse as ours it can be useful to get an idea about where all these bugs, minerals, sounds, fossils and other items actually came from. To facilitate this we developed a tool called Map Explorer which is an integrative part of our recently launched Data Portal .

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Skelex - Touching and dismantling allowed!

By Nadja Heinisch in Lab

03.04.2020

‘Skelex’ is a virtual reality application that allows users to interactively explore exhibits of the Museum für Naturkunde Berlin. What is usually forbidden in the museum becomes possible with the virtual application: grabbing and pulling objects apart and much more.

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Animal Beatbox

By Tina Schneider and Nadja Tata in Lab

23.03.2020

While we all try to avoid personal contact and possible infection with the corona virus, digital offers provide an entertaining potential despite all the restrictions of everyday life. Mediasphere For Nature would therefore like to present to you old friends from projects of the past years and thus offer a little bit of nature-related information and entertainment.

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Seeing the past in full color

By Jens Dobberthin in Lab

03.07.2019

Last week at the 2019 IIIF Conference I presented an experimental IIIF image server with support for colorizing black-and-white images. Read here why we started it.

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Cutting out snails made easy (part 2)

By Jens Dobberthin in Lab

16.05.2019

At Coding da Vinci OST , the SnailSnap -Team won the Best Design Award. Now everyone can turn themselves into snails on the MS Wissenschaft . In the second part we show you how to cut out the snails more easily.

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Go JibJib

A guest contribution By Alexander J. Knipping in Lab

04.02.2019

A recent article in iX - Magazin für professionelle Informationstechnik - highlights the DevOps approach for a machine learning project for birdcall recognition.

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Hey Mediasphere! Show me insects!

By Jens Dobberthin in Lab

29.01.2019

Wouldn’t it be great if our research portal obeyed to our words? Our intern Douglas gave it a try.

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Insects to go

A guest contribution By Michael Scheuerl in Lab

14.12.2018

Unfortunately, the majority of the approximately 15 million insects from the collection of the Museum für Naturkunde Berlin (MfN) has never been seen by visitors of the exhibition. But this is changing slightly – with the help of a fancy poster!

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