Walk inside a giant simulation of earthquake hot zones

From the annals of "badass visualization tools I want to have in my living room" comes this amazing walk-in simulation of the Earth at UC Davis. And it reveals the stunning earthquake patterns that criss-cross our planet's surface.


Geology professor Dawn Sumner gives us a tour of the entire Earth, walking inside it and showing us how earthquakes form a distinctive pattern. She also shows off how this 3D projection helps geologists visit distant environments — including Mars. It's not quite virtual reality, but it still rocks. Yes, I made that joke.



Here's a recent talk about KeckCAVES that was given at UC Berkeley by Meredith Tromble and Dawn Sumner.