Virtual Reality for Scientists
Still image from the VR prototype Open Visualization Space, courtesy of CD3 in collaboration with JPL and NCI.

Virtual Reality, or VR, is no longer the purview of action video games or deeply immersive tours of distant lands. Recently, scientists using VR goggles have begun using the technology to analyze and comprehend their data.

An article published at Caltech describes how VR tools are in development for just that—along with working prototypes for studying biological molecules, ocean waters, and even worms. This development comes powered by the joint efforts of JPL's and Caltech's data science efforts.