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Shake Gel
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Shake Gel
If you want to understand how molecules interact, there's nothing quite like crawling around inside them, and perhaps moving an atom by hand to see what's happening behind it. Chemists and computer scientists are using a special facility at NIST to do just that. By standing in front of two floor-to-ceiling display screens and donning special eyewear they can immerse themselves in a 3D environment constructed using data from theoretical studies. The facility uses software developed by NIST to represent large, complex sets of data, enabling researchers to answer questions that might otherwise defy attempts at solution. The scientists are thus face to face with giant-sized molecules whose behavior can be seen and understood in minutes instead of the weeks required using traditional techniques. Copyright Robert Rathe Disclaimer: Any mention of commercial products within NIST web pages is for information only; it does not imply recommendation or endorsement by NIST. Use of NIST Information: These World Wide Web pages are provided as a public service by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). With the exception of material marked as copyrighted, information presented on these pages is considered public information and may be distributed or copied. Use of appropriate byline/photo/image credits is requested.
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