1. Examples of virtual laboratories.
STAR (Software Tools for Academics and Researchers) is a program at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) to develop virtual laboratories for research and training. The program consists of the development of educational and research applications in general biology, biochemistry, genetics, hydrology, in the field of distributed computing. Most applications are realized in java or in html. The official website of the program: http://star.mit.edu.
StarBiochem is a 3D visualizer of protein molecules. It has a flexible and detailed setting. URL: http://star.mit.edu/biochem/index.html.
StarGenetics. - allows you to simulate the processes of crossing, to study the patterns of inheritance of monogenic traits (the so-called Mendel laws).URL:http://star.mit.edu/genetics/index.html.
Starorf. - allows you to learn how to identify the so-called open reading frames (English - ORF - Open Reading Frame) - units in the DNA or RNA chain that can encode a protein. URL: http://star.mit.edu/orf/index.html.
StarMolSim is a series of tools that simulate molecular dynamics processes. Each of the tools has a wide set of input values and, similarly, a wide set of output values for analysis and research. URL: http://star.mit.edu/molsim/index.html.
StarBiogene - Genetics Toolkit. URL:http://star.mit.edu/biogene/index.html.
StarHydro is a software tool for modeling hydrological processes. (failed to start!). URL:: http://star.mit.edu/hydro/index.html.
StarCluster - A set of tools for creating, configuring, and managing virtual machine clusters on Amazon's EC2 cloud web service. URL: http://star.mit.edu/cluster/index.html.
Only relevant specialists can evaluate these virtual laboratories, however, it is possible to state with a certain degree of certainty that they are fundamental, cover a wide range of tasks in a certain field of knowledge, and have a rich toolkit.