Virtual worlds to aid environmental scienists
IBM is working with the Nature Conservancy on projects to protect river ecosystems in different parts of the world. The main goal is to gather and analyze environmental data so that scientists and policy makers can get an accurate view of the health of ecosystems. IBM is also experimenting with virtual worlds, such as Second Life, where scientists can use the immersive computing environment to simulate how different factors will impact the ecosystem.
April 21, 2010 4:00 AM PDT
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