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http://www.popsci.com/technology/article/2013-08/most-realistic-renderings-cloth-weve-ever-seen?dom=PSC&loc=recent&lnk=1&con=the-most-realistic-renderings-of-cloth-weve-ever-seen

The idea of the fabrics of velvet and silk shantung  is woven together to reflect light. Interesting concept!

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Basically, the system works by breaking down the cloth to the level of individual threads, modeling how each thread reflects light. Then, based on how those threads are stitched together in a material (velvet is different than polyester, and reflects light differently), the program simulates the cloth. Since the process is super-granular, the researchers say they can simulate any type of cloth--even if it doesn't really exist. (Silk plus polyester threaded with a shantung pattern? Sure!) To make that possible, the team examined threads under a microscope, examining and measuring how different materials and patterns reflected light.

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The Shale Gas and Tight Oil Boom: U.S. States' Economic Gains ...

The Shale Gas and Tight Oil Boom: U.S. States' Economic Gains ... | popular-science-2014 | Scoop.it
Stephen P.A. Brown and Mine Yücel examine how changes in U.S. oil and natural gas production may affect individual state economies, showing that some of the states providing new energy resources are becoming less economically ...
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