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How to Learn Calculus & Chemistry with Virtual Reality

Mark Metry, Founder of VU Dream

January 28, 2017

VR isn’t just for games, movies, healthcare, business, or even retail. It’s real, it’s here, and it’s going to make you smarter. 

We are going to be talking about two different programs today from Nanome, both designed to enhance the world of VR education.

Calcflow and Nano-One are innovative and immersive programs that will level up your education in the world of Virtual Reality.

Calc Flow features intuitive ways you can learn the foundations of vector calculus using Virtual Reality. 

The Description on the wiki page is:  Calcflow is here. Open your mind to mathematics. Explore the secrets to the universe. Everything starts with the math. Ever wanted to learn vector calculus? See some crazy parametrized functions? Did newton invent or discover calculus? Are we living in a simulation?

Calcflow hopes to answer all of these questions in the education VR experience.

Manipulate vectors with your hands, explore vector addition and cross product. See and feel a double integral of a sinusoidal graph in 3D, a mobius strip and it’s normal, and spherical coordinates!

Create your own parameterized function and vector field! Don’t worry, if these mean like crazy mumbo jumbo, you can always explore some of our awesome presets and sample problems!

You can also create your own notes while you’re exploring these amazing mathematical properties! Simply push the track pad and write away in 2D or 3D!

CalcFlow VR Oculus HTC Vive VUDream

Calcflow – The future of mathematical modeling. Graphing Calculator in VR

Photograph by calcflow.io/

The current features of the app include:

  • Vector Addition
  • Cross Product
  • Parameterized Functions
  • Mobs Strip
  • Double & Surface Integrals
  • Spherical Coordinate Mapping


Nano-One is the world’s first molecular visualization and modeling tool for today’s Virtual reality platforms. 

Are you ready to build organic molecules such as Carbon, Oxygen, Nitrogen and Hydrogen?

Organic chemistry concepts are sometimes difficult to understand when you’re looking at a 2-dimensional representation of a 3-dimensional molecular structure.

Design from the bottom up using more atoms than a chemical modeling kit. Designing with the source-code of matter is not just for scientists. Imagine if instead of bricks from Minecraft, anyone could select elements from the periodic table to create complex molecular structures.

Nanome’s goal is to provide the tools necessary to help people build new proteins, molecules and eventually also simulate their interactions. We are working on linking nano-one with complementary molecular modeling and simulation software that would allow for the geometries you created to be saved and exported to other programs that could import them as coordinates. (This is to be released in a later version).

The system is being designed in partnership with the University of California, San Diego.

Calcflow is available currently on Oculus and Vive. Nano-One is only available on SteamVR.


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