Future science: Using 3D worlds to visualize data | A New Society, a new education! | Scoop.it

Take a walk through a human brain? Fly over the surface of Mars? Computer scientists at the University of Illinois at Chicago are pushing science fiction closer to reality with a wraparound virtual world where a researcher wearing 3D glasses can do all that and more.

In the system, known as CAVE2, an 8-foot-high screen encircles the viewer 320 degrees. A panorama of images springs from 72 stereoscopic liquid crystal display panels, conveying a dizzying sense of being able to touch what's not really there.

Via Szabolcs Kósa, Artur Coelho, Rui Guimarães Lima, CTIC-FCS-UC, Mariano Fernandez S.