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Virtual Reality for Scientists

October 7, 2019

When you think of virtual reality, or VR, you might conjure up images of action-packed video games or…
Quantum Artistry

June 25, 2019

To touch the untouchable. That idea is both the inspiration and the aim of a new work of…
Lab Helps Scientists See Themselves on Mars

December 20, 2018

In November, NASA announced that the upcoming Mars 2020 rover mission will be sent to Jezero Crater, a…
Machine-learning system tackles speech and object recognition, all at once

September 18, 2018

MIT computer scientists have developed a system that learns to identify objects within an image, based on a…
Solving for Safety Visualization Challenge

June 19, 2018

The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) is launching the Solving for Safety Visualization Challenge to incentivize the use…
Visualization of physical quantities in space using a 3D printer

February 1, 2017

A University of Tokyo research group and their collaborators have developed a computer program that converts the distribution…
The Future of Molecular Visualization

January 21, 2017

Seeing a molecule in a microscope was once the stuff of science fiction.  No longer. With the creation…
Anthropological project refines 3-D modeling

January 11, 2017

As evidenced by the pop culture phenomenon Pokemon Go, augmented reality is here. But imagine using an application…
Taming oceans of data with new visualization techniques

January 9, 2017

The global ocean is the Earth’s heating and cooling system, pushing balmy tropical waters toward the poles and…
MRI technique induces strong, enduring visual association

July 5, 2016

Researchers have made two new scientific points with a set of experiments in which they induced people to…
From petabytes to pictures

May 12, 2016 Changes in ice volume Thousands of scientists are at the Living Planet Symposium in Prague this week…
A “Dropbox” for Structural Biologists

October 22, 2015

Doing science these days involves generating data—often a lot of data. Doing excellent science requires making the data…
Ray-Tracing Software a Powerful New Visualisation Tool for Science

August 12, 2015

Many – if not most – scientific experiments present us with a vast amount of numbers that we…
Game shows mosquito’s-eye view of malaria

April 27, 2015

Officially launched on World Malaria Day (25 April) The Life Cycle of Malaria is the first game of its…
Why Super Mario runs from left to right

March 4, 2015

An analysis of photos of people and objects in motion revealed a common left-to-right bias. Psychologist Dr Peter…
Is #TheDress white and gold or blue and black? Expert on visual perception weighs in

March 2, 2015

On Feb. 26, a picture of a cocktail dress originally uploaded to the blog Tumblr swept the Internet…
Making the Past Present with Light, Warmth and a High-Tech Gaze

February 25, 2015

Late last year, two University of California, San Diego students set out for Florence, Italy, to diagnose a…
Reimaging data in the Big Data age – an artistic interpretation

December 3, 2014

Julie Freeman is a visual artist, who is using data as an inspiration for original artwork. In the…
Supercomputer Simulation of Magnetic Field Loops on the Sun

November 26, 2014

Magnetic fields emerging from below the surface of the sun influence the solar wind—a stream of particles that…
New online 3-D tool seeks possible targets to disable Ebola virus

November 23, 2014

Johns Hopkins biomedical engineers have developed a free, browser-based online tool that could speed up the creation of…
Line camera makes magnetic field lines visible in 3D and real time

October 29, 2014

Fraunhofer scientists have developed a high-resolution magnetic line camera to measure magnetic fields in real time. Field lines…
New CSIRO software opens Windows to science

October 29, 2014

The free software, known as Workspace, is purpose-built for scientific applications and allows researchers to present their findings…
Cytoscape: a growing app network for network biology

October 22, 2014

Collating and visualizing vast network data can be as easy as downloading an app – an open source…
Seeing Through the Fog (and Dust and Snow) of War

September 19, 2014

Degraded visibility—which encompasses diverse environmental conditions including severe weather, dust kicked up during takeoff and landing and poor…
Seeing Protein Synthesis in the Field

September 8, 2014

Caltech researchers have developed a novel way to visualize proteins generated by microorganisms in their natural environment—including the…
How Watching 13 Billion Years Of Cosmic Growth Links To Storytelling

August 21, 2014

How do you show off 13 billion years of cosmic growth? One way that astronomers can figure that…
Data-visualization tool identifies sources of aberrant results and recomputes visualizations without them

August 15, 2014

In the age of big data, visualization tools are vital. With a single glance at a graphic display,…
Take a Fly-by Of All the Known Exoplanets

April 25, 2014

Here’s a fun trip through the galaxy, put together by PhD student Tom Hands at the University of Leicester: In…
Rendering-based reconstruction: Graduate student brings extinct plants to life

April 15, 2014

Jeff Benca is an admitted über-geek when it comes to prehistoric plants, so it was no surprise that,…
Democratizing data visualization: Study examines use of ‘Exhibit’ tools in creating interactive data visualizations

March 28, 2014

In 2007, members of the Haystack Group in MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory released a set…
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