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Amelia Earhart's plane cruises the Pacific -- 75 years after it disappeared.
Visualization: Virtual Reality Saves Real Lives
Posted Mon December 17, 2007 @04:27PM
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Application by Charis Warchal

Looking for Amelia Earhart and her aircraft in southern Kansas may seem as off-course as the ill-fated aviatrix, but researchers at Wichita Stateís NIAR Crash Dynamics Laboratory were able to help solve the mystery 75 years after her disappearance.

In addition to conducting secure, proprietary testing in ergonomics and human factors for the nationís aircraft and aircraft component manufacturers, engineers at NIAR used their state-of-the-art virtual reality techniques to recreate and analyze Amelia Earhartís Lockheed Electra L10E aircraft ditching event in the Pacific Ocean.

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