We may be a long way from the three-dimensional interactive projected graphics envisioned in movies such as Minority Report. But we still find new and interesting ways to visualize things in three dimensions, and one of them is the SIM Table, demonstrated in this week's visual.
In New Mexico, emergency workers use the SIM Table — a cross between a projector and a sand table — to train and prepare for the yearly wild fire season. On YouTube, they write:
Emergency Operations at Los Alamos National Laboratory continually plans and prepares for the yearly wild fire season in Northern New Mexico. Fire readiness activities include training with the latest in simulation technology, the SIM Table, and a year-round program of fire fuel mitigation, thinning too-dense forest, and cutting back thick underbrush all across Lab property.