A New Vision for Scientific Visualizations- US National Science Foundation (NSF)
A young man stands in front a bank of computer monitors that project a simulation of river currents. Using VisTrails, researchers can create large visualizations from complex data sets relatively easily and inexpensively. Here, a river is simulated based on sensor data. The various colors show water speed in different parts of the river.
Credit: Juliana Freire, University of Utah
A visualization of the human brain using VisTrails. In recent decades, researchers have used computers to build complex visualizations based on large data sets to gain a better perspective on their research. When a computer combines a map with the data from thousands of sensors measuring ocean currents and temperatures around the globe, for example, a collection of numbers can become a stunning visualization that helps us understand shifting climate patterns.