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Virtual World is Sign of Future for Scientists, Engineers


July 16, 2008

cyberinfrastructure-enabled virtual environment Purdue University is operating a virtual environment that enables scientists and engineers to interpret raw data collected with powerful instruments called dynamic atomic force microscopes, representing a research trend, with tools for other applications also being developed. Full Story

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