Last week in Washington DC, Senator Dick Durbin, Senator Jim Risch, and representatives from the Department of Energy hosted National Laboratory Day on Capitol Hill. Representatives from all 17 of the National Laboratories showcased demonstration projects across “five theme areas – energy innovation and environmental sustainability, manufacturing innovations, high performance computing, national security, and discovery science.”
Two Ideum multitouch tables demonstrated Department of Energy Laboratory work. We developed software for a 4K multitouch table with the Department of Energy to showcase several of the labs’ exciting work on the physics of the universe, from the big bang to present day. This multiuser installation allowed participants to explore a variety of compelling imagery focused on this exciting and innovative Department of Energy Laboratory work.
In addition, Sandia National Laboratories, located nearby in Albuquerque, demonstrated an exhibit they developed with Open Exhibits on a Platform 46 multitouch drafting table. The software showed a variety of scientific visualizations with a focus on climate change.
Nobel prize winning climate scientist, Bill Collins, using an Ideum multitouch table with Open Exhibits built software at the Dirksen building, Capitol Hill.