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New Model Developed To Simulate Cloth On A Computer With Unprecedented Accuracy
2013-08-12 16:02:59

UCSD Jacobs School of Engineering Computer scientists at the University of California, San Diego, have developed a new model to simulate with unprecedented accuracy on the computer the way cloth and light interact. The new model can be used in animated movies and in video games to make cloth look more realistic. Existing models are either too simplistic and produce unrealistic results; or too complex and costly for practical use. Researchers presented their findings at the SIGGRAPH 2013...

Working Alone Won't Help You Achieve Good Grades
2013-02-01 10:24:27

UCSD Jacobs School of Engineering Students who work together and interact online are more likely to be successful in their college classes, according to a study published Jan. 30 in the journal Nature Scientific Reports and co-authored by Manuel Cebrian, a computer scientist at the Jacobs School of Engineering at the University of California San Diego. Cebrian and colleagues analyzed 80,000 interactions between 290 students in a collaborative learning environment for college courses....

Pavements Created To Fight Climate Change May Increase Energy Consumption For Surrounding Buildings
2012-11-08 17:19:35

UCSD Jacobs School of Engineering A push to replace old, heat-trapping paving materials with new, cooler materials could actually lead to higher electricity bills for surrounding buildings, engineers at the University of California, San Diego, have found. Researchers published their findings Oct. 29 in the new Journal of Urban Climate. The new paving materials are designed to lower the overall temperature of the areas where they are used–something that the study, which was focused...


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