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Alexa Weber Morales
Advancing Science
Making connections. That’s what’s happening at a molecular level, where “the entire world is constantly in motion,” says Bristol University professor and Interactive Scientific cofounder Dr. David Glowacki. I recently trekked to England for an immersion into Glowacki’s virtual-reality-based molecular framework to make a connection of my own. After playing catch with VR versions of buckminsterfullerene molecules, I talked to Glowacki about how virtual journeys into the molecular level can give middle school students a more intuitive understanding of how chemistry works and could help researchers combat resistance to antimicrobials and understand neurodegenerative disease.

The key to making this VR platform so widely available? Running it on cloud-based infrastructure. It shows the innovation that can happen when researchers, startups, and tech giants connect.

— Alexa Weber Morales, Oracle Director of Developer Content
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