Here at Nelen & Schuurmans, we’re doing some really cool 3D simulations like flooding visualization. Wouldn’t it be nice to have these applications in the webbrowser, without any need for special equipment or hardware?

I’m convinced that in the very near future, driven by gaming, WebGL will be available in all major webbrowsers and on most platforms.

This will open the door for 3D simulation like this right in the browser: <iframe width="420" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/THxh1GnSAsE" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

If you’re running the dev channel of Chrome or a nightly build of Webkit, have a look at Craftscape. Or try one of the WebGL experiments.