Augmented Reality Sandbox with Real-Time Water Flow Simulation

Augmented Reality Sandbox:

Video of a sandbox equipped with a Kinect 3D camera and a projector to project a real-time colored topographic map with contour lines onto the sand surface. The sandbox lets virtual water flow over the surface using a GPU-based simulation of the Saint-Venant set of shallow water equations.

Virtual Dam Failure and Fun with Water :

Another AR sandbox video, showing how to build and fill up a large reservoir to simulate a dam failure, and just general messing around with virtual water.

Find out more at:
http://idav.ucdavis.edu/~okreylos/ResDev/SARndbox/

SimCity

SimCity is an online city building simulation game from Maxis Studios.  It is the quiessential city builder franchise that started a genre.
SimCity is back and bigger than ever with a new 3D world to create and control and multi-player to play with your friends for the first time.

Do you still remember SimCity 2000?

Mars500: 520 days of isolation

They have been locked up yesterday (3 June 2010) inside the Mars 500 capsule to simulate the effects of a Mars mission.

Their mission is to ‘fly to Mars’ in 250 days, ‘land on and explore Mars’ for a month and ‘return to Earth’ in 230 days, using their imitation interplanetary spacecraft, lander and martian surface. The hatch will remain closed until November 2011 and the crew must manage using the food and equipment stored in the facility. Only electricity, water and some air will be fed into the compartments from outside.

Damn..

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