- Oct 17
When a nationwide team of scientists earlier this year...
When a nationwide team of scientists earlier this year wanted to study populations of tiny phytoplankton, why did they invite Brown University computer visualization expert Benjamin Knorlein with them on the voyage? Because while the research vessel R/V Falkor could take them across the Pacific Ocean, only Knorlein’s mastery of virtual reality could put them inside a single drop of water.
Using data gathered from 3-D microscopy instruments aboard the ship, Knorlein created an immersive visualization in which scientists can not only see the plankton up close, but also move around among them to observe how they function within their environment. He made the experience available to scientists through systems ranging from VR goggles to Brown’s impressive YURT theater. Read more: http://bit.ly/2xfzKev