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Splash, Babble, Sploosh: Computer Algorithm Simulates the Sound of Water
June 1, 2009
Cornell University computer graphics researchers use new algorithms to simulate a wide range of the sounds of water and other liquids. They will report their research Aug. 3-7 in New Orleans at the 2009 ACM SIGGRAPH Conference, an international conference on computer graphics and interactive techniques.
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