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Amazing Physics demos from NVIDIA GTC 2010

Nvidia has been showing off some pretty amazing stuff this year at the GPU Technology Conference like the Beating Heart Surgery Made Possible by NVIDIA 3D CUDA Technology. What we are interested in is Physics. During the Keynote Tony Tamasi, Senior Vice President Content and Technology in NVIDIA showed off two amazing physics based demos that use PhysX to simulate smoke and fluids(water). We have seen smoke and fluid simulation for a long time now but these new demos are really amazing and continue to improve and are all done in real time on a single GPU. The smoke demo shows very high-fidelity smoke simulation that looks almost real when the characters interact with the smoke and the lighthouse fluid simulation demo really looks like a storm battering the coast with physics based debris floating around. Check out videos of the demo below taken from http://www.netbooknews.com. Imagine someday when we see stuff like this implemented into games!

Physics demos Show off Fog at NVIDIA GTC keynote day 1:

Physics Demo Shows Off Water Simulation on 1 GPU – GTC 2010:

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