2009/9/24 David Gerard <dgerard(a)gmail.com>om>:
2009/9/23 bawolff <bawolff+wn(a)gmail.com>om>:
Now that i think about it, this could probably be
displaying chemical molecules. From what i understand jmol has been on
the wishlist for quite a while. I don't know how much would be
involved in this, but we could conceivably make a js molecule viewer
(on the theory js is better than java). At the very least it could
display simple molecules.
:-O That's a fantastic idea!
Get coding ;-)
Chemical models are something with a proven history in this area
(usually implemented through java applets if online). Other options
would be being able to examine things like moons from all angles
(where enough images exist) at admittedly low resolution.
At least would be an improvement on this like this:
I'm sure millhist could find a use for it as well as wider use by
people dealing with historical objects that no longer exist (I
certainly like to create a model of a
There isn't a that much free software that can do modeling 3-D
chemical structures (Biclipse may be able to do it haven't tried)
otherwise it might be possible to outright buy the rights to some of
the older bits of software (anyone know what happened to Nemesis?).
For more complex stuff we would likely have to rely on models by third parties.
The potential problem is that we do not want to become a "only really
works in firefox" site. There was enough trouble caused by people
building sites that only really worked in IE. We do not want to create
the situation anew with firefox.