3D Geek

This is really geeky, but I like to play with 3D chemical structures. The University of Oxford Department of Chemistry has a fun database of molecules with pharmaceutical worth, as does Okanagan University College. You can manipulate them in 3D on your screen, isolate out elements and bonds, and just geek out with colorful, trippy visualizations of the rudiments of caffeine, cocaine, acetaminophen, life…

The problem is, the cool plugin called CHIME only works well with Netscape, and well, 3D molecules are fun, but not fun enough to download the freeware stand-alone 3D viewer, RasMol.