If there’s a theme this year, it’s realistic motion. When fluids, gases, jellies, fabrics and solids can automatically behave according to known rules of physics, it makes life much easier for video game and movie makers. (Note: these are crude demos, meant to show potential more than anything else. In the hands of say, Pixar or ILM, these tricks will inevitably look a lot more impressive.)
- Former Virginia Gov. Jim Gilmore is dropping out of the race for the Republican presidential nomination. He got 133 votes in New Hampshire.
- MLB issued its first-ever lifetime ban for performance enhancing drugs to New York Mets' Jenrry Mejia.
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