Virtual Wildfires

CNN has an article up on the use of Virtual Reality technologies in preventing wildfires:

Using virtual reality to prevent wildfires

As explained in the article:

“University of Central Florida (UCF) researchers want to immerse people in a virtual wildfire to encourage them to invest in prevention. The UCF research team has developed an interactive virtual reality simulation of a wildfire spreading through Volusia County. Participants will receive $100 of real money to be immersed in an environment which will cover about 30 years in an hour.”

There’s a link at the bottom of the article to the full paper in PDF format, all 92 pages of it. The pictures at the above link are taken from this paper.

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