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2009-04-20 12:45:31

U.S. scientists say they have created a virtual reality that visually restores deteriorated artifacts while leaving them physically unchanged. Purdue University Assistant Professor Daniel Aliaga and graduate students Alvin Law and Yu Hong Yeung developed the technique that uses light projections to give the illusion of restoration. Restoration efforts are faced with the challenge of keeping the object as unaltered as possible, while still providing a view of the object as it was initially...


Word of the Day
humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'