Creating an augmented-reality sandbox for astrophysics

Creating an augmented-reality sandbox for astrophysics

Top Story Undergraduate students designed and built a sandbox where users can mold their own universe with sand and watch how gravity affects an object — a spacecraft or a comet, for example — as it travels through the imagined environment. Funded by a grant from the National Science Foundation, the augmented-reality sandbox, dubbed “Gravbox,” […]