Idaho Virtualization Laboratory


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The Idaho Virtualization Laboratory (IVL) is a research unit of Idaho Museum of Natural History on the campus of Idaho State University. Our lab houses state-of-the-art technology for imaging, virtualization, and simulation of material items, landscapes, and …

Virtualization Process Overview

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How does IVL staff virtualize an object?

We use a seven step-process which is relatively simple, even if the technology used to do it is not. Throughout the process, we follow the procedures outlined in our Handling Protocols.

Step One

An Extraordinary Evening with a Researcher


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Join us for An Extraordinary Evening with a Researcher.

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