Sandia research is also concentrating on enhancing the senses of sound and sight.
Researchers at Sandia National Laboratories simulate expensive tests with
The technology already is being used by the laboratory to simulate such scenarios
as a fuel fire spreading inside a missile warhead, or a fire erupting aboard an
airplane. Such fire simulations can be repeated as often as desired, in all sorts
of variations and at very little cost compared to a real life test.
Goodyear has already used some of the technology to develop new tires, and one
Sandia student used haptic feedback for a virtual game of pool. ( 340 K/30 sec. AIFF or WAV sound)
By providing an alternative to mouse-clicking to navigate cyberspace, the
technology eventually may lend even routine personal computing a whole new "feel."
Corespondent Rick Lockridge contributed to this report.
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