TheÂ Schmidt Ocean InstituteÂ is using virtual reality to help scientists explore the ocean floor.
Virtual reality offers a wider and detailed view of the vents when compared to traditional cameras typically used on remote-controlled submarines,Â Â Tom Kwasnitschka, chief scientist at Germany’sÂ Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research, told Smithsonian Magazine.
â€œImagine walking through Manhattan and only being allowed to see [the city] through the viewfinder of a camera,â€ he said. â€œWhat kind of experience would you get?â€
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