Design and simulate molecules in VR

Nanome is a free immersive nanoscale laboratory for modern VR headsets. Students, hobbyists, and Drug Designers use Nanome to visualize, edit, and simulate their research in realtime with friends and colleagues across the globe.

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Edgardo Leija
Steven McCloskey
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    Adam Simonhnl-nyc filmmaker

    Accessible and entirely new.


    rate of VR adoption in schools AND workplaces

    I met Steve when Nanome was an art project in a VizArts lab at UCSD. Seeing this project come to fruition has piqued my interest in STEM and opens worlds of opportunity to future scientists. Great interfaces lower the barrier to entry in any field. Imagine if we only gave children access to chalk and pencil and expected all of them to become sculptors. Something similar is happening in STEM today, wherein even professionals rely on antiquated legacy tools like pen + paper of 2D mouse + keyboard interfaces.

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This is such a great way to make chemistry come alive 🔥 👩‍⚕️ 👨‍⚕️ 🔥 ! I can imagine great applications for education. Are there any plans to support portable VR headsets like Daydream and Gear VR?
Edgardo Leija
Edgardo Leija@edgardo_leija · Co-founder & CXO @ Nanome
@lanre__akin Hi Lanre. We couldn't agree more. Due to the low processing power of the current mobile VR headsets and lack of 6 degrees of freedom right now our efforts are mostly focused on the Rift and Vive. However, we are definitely a fan of more portable solutions and are excited to hear about any updates on the Oculus Santa Cruz today at OC5.
Steven McCloskey
Steven McCloskey@steven_mccloskey1 · Nanoengineering the future
Hey there PH, Nanome started as an art project in the world's first Nanoengineering department. We wanted to create a tool that made nanoscale design not just visual, but intuitive— like Legos or Minecraft. Great scientists deserve great interfaces. No more chalkboards. Today, researchers, students, and educators use Nanome to explore, understand, and create at the nanoscale. Now, anyone with a VR headset can use Nanome to: * Import structures from online databases, like PDB and DrugBank * Modify molecules using the entire periodic table * Simulate minimization on molecular designs * Collaborate in shared rooms across the globe Nanome is compatible with all popular VR headsets and available for download on Steam, Oculus, and VivePort. Give it a try and tell us what you think! Thanks! Steve p.s. If you don’t have access to a headset, explore our YouTube channel to get a taste of science made simple.
Greg Hundermark
Greg Hundermark@ghundermark · English Teacher, Pequea Valley SD
Very cool! Are there any plans for this to be macOS compatible? @stevenmccloskey
Steven McCloskey
Steven McCloskey@steven_mccloskey1 · Nanoengineering the future
@stevenmccloskey @ghundermark Yes! Many scientists and developers have requested macOS support as well. We will port Nanome over as soon as macOS supports VR hardware.
Babken Karapetyan@babken_karapetyan · Innovation is a Memetic Evolution
Looks pretty interest