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  Re: Flocking simulation with 500 actors  
From: Thomas de Groot
Date: 17 Jan 2014 03:31:28
Message: <52d8ea60$1@news.povray.org>
On 16-1-2014 18:02, gregjohn wrote:
> Thomas de Groot <tho### [at] degrootorg> wrote:
>> Fascinating. NASA would be interested, no doubt ;-)
> But actually, what would NASA want this for?  I have seriously, often wondered
> if I could take one of these more advanced simulations, slap it on the desk of a
> small college's math department, and get a quick M.S. out of it....

NASA was suggested to me by your use of rockets ;-) If you had used 
fishes or birds, another institution would have come to my mind. 
However, your thought remains valid and why not just take the step? 
Flock modelling would certainly draw their attention I guess, and of 
interest to professionals studying animal behaviour. I don't know about 
a /quick/ MS though... :-)


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