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The Physics Of Rainbows
2011-12-07 09:16:54

[ Video 1 ] | [ Video 2 ] | [ Video 3 ] Computer scientists at UC San Diego, who set out to simulate all rainbows found in nature, wound up answering  questions about the physics of rainbows as well. The scientists recreated a wide variety of rainbows — primary rainbows, secondary rainbows, redbows that form at sunset and cloudbows that form on foggy days — by using an improved method for simulating how light interacts with water drops of various shapes and sizes. Their...

2005-07-28 15:11:25

San Diego, CA, July 28, 2005  -- Computer-graphics researchers from the Jacobs School of Engineering will be out in force at SIGGRAPH 2005. The leading annual conference and expo about computer graphics and interactive techniques takes place July 31 to August 4 at the L.A. Convention Center. This year's event will attract a broad array of attendees, including faculty and student researchers from UCSD, Calit2 and other universities, as well as industry leaders and film-makers. Only 98...


Word of the Day
call-note
  • The call or cry of a bird or other animal to its mate or its young.
'Call-note' is newer than 'bird-call,' which originally referred to 'an instrument for imitating the note of birds' but now also refers to 'the song or cry of a bird.'
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