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Visualization: A Way to See the Unseen

Computers help us to answer questions about matters ranging from the future of the world's climate to the workings of the body's cells. Computer output, however, can seem to be little more than mounds of dry data, completely disconnected from the dynamics of the original event. To better connect the answers to the questions, we have come to use visualization techniques such as computer graphics, animation and virtual reality -- all pioneered with NSF support.

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