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News
May/June 2004 (vol. 6 no. 3)
pp. 4-7
Simulated Bite Marks
Though real Sabertooth cats are long extinct, anatomist Frank Mendel and his team plan to build a scale model of the head and jaws of a 700-pound Smilodon fatalis to reproduce the predator?s deadly bite. They want to measure the forces necessary for the teeth to penetrate the skin, muscle, and other tissues of a recently dead herbivore, and use the data in a new computer-aided design (CAD) program they?re developing.

New Cloud Animation Software on the Horizon
Swell and Prime--two new programs that render animated, three-dimensional (3D) clouds--are the Purdue University Rendering and Perceptualization Lab?s latest innovations. At the lab, directed by David Ebert, researchers are developing software that brings scientific and medical data sets to life as 3D models, computer-generated illustrations, and photorealistic images.

Citation:
Pam Frost Gorder, Lissa E. Harris, "News," Computing in Science and Engineering, vol. 6, no. 3, pp. 4-7, May-June 2004, doi:10.1109/MCSE.2004.50
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