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scientific visualization

Using the computer to display real-world objects that cannot normally be seen, such as the shapes of molecules, air and fluid dynamics and weather patterns. Scientific visualization requires enormous computing resources, and the supercomputer centers and national laboratories throughout the world are always at the forefront of such activity. See visualization.


Visualizing the Structure of Protein
The picture on the left is the x-ray diffraction pattern of an apilopoprotein E3 protein crystal, which plays a major role in cholesterol metabolism. The tiny spots are the x-ray reflections from the crystal, which are used to reconstruct the electron density of atoms (right).






Next Stage - The Structure Model
The colored sticks are the detailed 3-dimensional structure models of the molecule that were fitted into the actual electron density (blue grid-like areas). This stereo image appears 3D when viewed cross-eyed.






The Final Ribbon Model
Using visualization techniques, the overall 3D four-helix bundle structure of the molecule is represented as a ribbon model. The 3D image of this molecule helps researchers better understand it and its interaction with other molecules. (Images courtesy of Dr. Bernhard Rupp, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and Dr. Karl H. Weisgraber, Gladstone Institute of Cardiovascular Disease.)
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This acquisition strengthens Tyto Athene's capabilities in the Intelligence Community and in core capabilities across the platform within the integrated information visualisation and multimedia spaces for command and control environments.
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A study by Bresciani and Eppler (2009), into the effects of information visualisation, found that visualisation supported thinking by 'reducing the cognitive load, offloading short-term memory, allowing for easier comparisons and facilitation of inferences' (p.
Adding the support for cross-protocol communication capability, the series connects factories, enabling intensive data analysis of a data concentrator and information visualisation required for big supervisory control and data acquisition (Scada) applications, it said.
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As a result a gap has been identified in the provision of information visualisation. The University therefore wishes to select a product and a product supplier to provide and implement a tool capable of handling its requirements for information visualisation.
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The judges were Patricia Duignan, fashion designer; Fahad al-Obaidly, founder and designer of Fumee Fashion Brand and currently the head of Public Relations for VCUQ; Leslie Forehand, junior architect and a designer of Information Visualisation and 3D modelling at VCUQ, and Margarita Zuniga, Industry and Institutional Relations Co-ordinator at the Centre for Research, Design and Entrepreneurship at VCUQ.
According to the company, the acquisition extends Anametrix's ability to deliver cloud-based information visualisation and predictive modelling of multiple online, off-line and external databases.

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