Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Virtual Istanbul

Creating a virtual city in Second Life is becoming increasingly popular, but advanced forms of information technology can serve to support urban areas in the real world. As part of TeraGrid, a National Science Foundation-funded research program, researchers at Purdue created an animated model of a future city. This model is useful,

A second, satellite city would provide immediate refuge to inhabitants of the old city in the event of a catastrophic earthquake and soften such an event's effects on the nation's economy.

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