In this image (VT), a student explores a DNA model (exported from VMD) in the VisCube. Immersive technologies such as screen-surround, stereoscopy and tracking leverage the human’s natural, embodied perception to understand structure and space. For example, the computational discovery of DNA’s elastic properties, described in:
Savin, A. V., I. P. Kikot, M. A. Mazo, and A. V. Onufriev, "Two-phase stretching of molecular chains", Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, vol. 110, issue 8, pp. 2816 - 2821, 02/2013.
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