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2013-07-23 13:29:18

Data-driven technique created by Carnegie Mellon and Berkeley researchers will improve real-time animation of complex phenomena It would be impossible to compute all of the ways a piece of cloth might shift, fold and drape over a moving human figure. But after six months of computation, researchers at Carnegie Mellon University and the University of California, Berkeley, are pretty sure they've simulated almost every important configuration of that cloth. "I believe our approach...

2013-06-29 23:17:00

2013 Oaks Christian Online High School graduate and student performer Veronica Dunne wins several national awards. Westlake Village, CA (PRWEB) June 29, 2013 Veronica Dunne, from Oaks Christian School in Westlake Village, CA, was named Artist of the Year at the National Youth Art awards in Los Angeles, CA, on June 6, 2013. More than 300 productions from 10 states were reviewed. To be nominated for the category of Artist of the Year, a student under the age of 18 has to have three leads...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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