Right after JavaOne, I met members of the team at Stanford working on a very interesting biomechanical application on the NetBeans Platform:
The project is for students and educators interested in how elements of a
musculoskeletal model come together to generate simulations of human
For all the details, including a free download:
Tip: And now spend 4 minutes watching this movie to see what real computing (as opposed to the trivial computing that provides data entry form oriented web apps for hotel bookings or on-line purchasing of stuff or e-commerce or whatever) is actually doing with, among other languages, Java:
Reminds me a bit of what James Gosling said some time ago. Finally, go to the title=OpenSim-featured-at-The-Leonardo-museum">Leonardo Museum in Salt Lake City to see an exhibition on the cool things OpenSim is able to achieve, from October 17, 2011 to December 31, 2012.