Paleontologists learning more about dinosaurs with virtual reality


(University of South Florida (USF Health)) National Geographic Society names Dr. Ryan Carney an ’emerging explorer’ for his digital dinosaur project. He digitizes fossils using X-ray, lasers and photogrammetry, then brings them ‘back to life’ with computer animation. Using virtual reality and augmented reality, paleontologists and students could interact with the dinosaurs in 3-D, allowing them to better understand their anatomy and motion without having to travel to a museum.