There is a growing body of research into the classroom use of 'scientific visualizations
' (Frailich, Kesner & Hoffstein, 2009; Lee et al., 2010; Wu, Krajcik & Soloway, 2001).
"The complexity and fidelity of current production DoD calculations consume terabytes of memory and tens of CPU years for a single simulation," said Jerry Clarke, Scientific Visualization
The art of scientific visualization
. Academic Computing 4(6):20-56.
Indeed, this research indicated that scientific visualization
of concepts during study time should be a focus of science curriculum.
also looks down from the skies and into the interior of cells and molecules.
Key words: discovery science; FEFF; FeffMPI; genetic programming; Hylleraas-Configuration Interaction; immersive environments; Lennard-Jones; nanostructures; screen saver science; parallel computing; QDPD; scientific visualization
This visualization of Eros, based on topographic data acquired by NEAR-Shoemaker, was prepared by the Scientific Visualization
Studio at the NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center.
Howard McLean of Rose-Hulman chemistry/geology and William Wilkinson at Honey Creek Middle School have teamed up to use the technologies of scientific visualization
-- particularly simulations, synoptic overviews, interactive multimedia, graphical data reductions and laboratory information management software to improve middle school learners' understanding of the concepts of science.
This unlikely grouping of multi-disciplined, multi-talented, multi-thinking individuals will strive to forge alliances to explore how the creative application of digital tools -- scientific visualization
, interactive databases, GIS-based systems and computational modeling, as well as the Internet itself -- can open up new possibilities for environmental activism and positive global change.
Many research areas, particularly in environmental sciences, require techniques of both Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and scientific visualization
, or the use of computer graphics to represent data in ways that supports understanding, has played an increasingly important role in the analysis of large data sets (see Figure 1 and Table 1).
"I was doing scientific visualization
. Scientists who worked at various universities around the Raleigh-Durham area would use the NCSC as a resource for doing computations for their own piece of science.