Cancer research and care
Canada's Michael Smith Genome Sciences Centre
(GSC) at BC Cancer
is an international leader in genomics, proteomics and bioinformatics for precision medicine. By developing and deploying cutting-edge genome sequencing, computational and analytical technology, we are creating novel strategies to prevent and diagnose cancers and other diseases, uncovering new therapeutic targets and helping the world realize the social and economic benefits of genome science.
It's Snowing in my CPU — a Snowflake catalogue
She was all stars and arrows, squares and triangles of ice and light, like a church window; she was like a flower with many shining petals; she was like lace and she was like a diamond. But best of all, she was herself and unlike any of her kind.
— Paul Gallico, Snowflake
Somewhere in the world, it's snowing. But you don't need to go far—it's always snowing on this page. Explore random flurries, snowflake families and individual flakes. There are many unusual snowflakes and snowflake family 12 and family 46 are very interesting.
But don't settle for only pixel snowflakes—make an STL file and 3D print your own flakes!
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And if after reading about my flakes you want more, get your frozen fix with Kenneth Libbrecht's excellent work and Paul Gallico's Snowflake.
Show a random flake or a random flake from this family.
The flake's ranking relative to other flakes with respect to each parameter is shown as a z-score (`(x-\mu)/\sigma`) and percentile.
snowflake files and resources
Download the snowflake's runfile.
Generate STL file for 3D printing.
high-resolution snowflake images
These are the original simulation images. Each snowflake was grown on a 800 × 800 hexagonal grid.
cartesian grid with vapor
hex grid with vapor