Immersive Virtual Reality at UC San Diego Takes Researchers to Far Away Worlds

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By Audra Stafford / NBC 7 San Diego

A new high-tech tool at UC San Diego’s Qualcomm Institute allows researchers to virtually view the world in a whole new way. Dubbed the SunCAVE, it is the world’s highest resolution walk-in virtual reality environment.

Researchers can also walk right into the SunCAVE to study everything from the physical structure of proteins to ancient archaeological ruins.

“This is a very unique ability that we have here that allows scientists to really immerse themselves in their data,” said Dr. Dominique Rissolo, a research scientist at the Qualcomm Institute.

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