Walk inside a giant simulation of earthquake hot zonesAnnalee Newitz3/15/13 5:20pmFiled to: earth sciencegeologyearthquakestechnologysimulation41EditPromoteShare to KinjaToggle Conversation toolsGo to permalink From the annals of "badass visualization tools I want to have in my living room" comes this amazing walk-in simulation of the Earth at UC Davis. And it reveals the stunning earthquake patterns that criss-cross our planet's surface. Advertisement Geology professor Dawn Sumner gives us a tour of the entire Earth, walking inside it and showing us how earthquakes form a distinctive pattern. She also shows off how this 3D projection helps geologists visit distant environments — including Mars. It's not quite virtual reality, but it still rocks. Yes, I made that joke.