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Tom Hanks digital puppet can act almost as well as Tom Hanks (Lance Ulanoff, Mashable
What Makes Tom Hanks Look Like Tom Hanks (Research Report, University of Washington)



These are organized by form and function.

Communications Computation Storage Authoring Simulation
Analog Mail Device Paper Typewriter Automaton
Electronic Network Calculator Tape Recorder Elektro
Digital Internet Computer
Hardware Modem Microprocessor Memory Peripheral Robot, XR
Software Service (Web) Program (OS) Database Application AI, World

These are types of media formats.

Multimedia (Video, Animation), Image (Object), Scent, Flavor, Audio (Text), Haptic, “Other


These are organized by a classification scheme developed exclusively for Cosma. More…



Modeling & Simulation Resources (University of Baltimore)


simulation : the imitative representation of the functioning of one system or process by means of the functioning of another — Webster

FOLDOC: Free Online Dictionary of Computing, OneLook, Free Dictionary, Wiktionary


Roget’s II (, Merriam-Webster Thesaurus, Visuwords


Simulation is the imitation of the operation of a real-world process or system over time. The act of simulating something first requires that a model be developed; this model represents the key characteristics or behaviors of the selected physical or abstract system or process. The model represents the system itself, whereas the simulation represents the operation of the system over time. Simulation is used in many contexts, such as simulation of technology for performance optimization, safety engineering, testing, training, education, and video games. Training simulators include flight simulators for training aircraft pilots to provide them with a lifelike experience. Simulation is also used with scientific modelling of natural systems or human systems to gain insight into their functioning. Simulation can be used to show the eventual real effects of alternative conditions and courses of action. Simulation is also used when the real system cannot be engaged, because it may not be accessible, or it may be dangerous or unacceptable to engage, or it is being designed but not yet built, or it may simply not exist. Key issues in simulation include acquisition of valid source information about the relevant selection of key characteristics and behaviours, the use of simplifying approximations and assumptions within the simulation, and fidelity and validity of the simulation outcomes. — Wikipedia

Encyclopædia Britannica





WorldCat, Library of Congress, UPenn Online Books, Open Library




OER Commons: Open Educational Resources


Society for Modeling and Simulation International


Simulation, AZO Materials







OEDILF: The Omnificent English Dictionary In Limerick Form


Song Lyrics




SAGE Publications Ltd STM: SIMULATION: Table of Contents Table of Contents for SIMULATION. List of articles from both the latest and ahead of print issues.

  • An overview: multiscale simulation in...
    by Dandan Chen on October 14, 2019 at 12:54 pm

    SIMULATION, Ahead of Print. <br/>The reactor is an extreme environment of high temperature, high pressure, and high radiation dose. Damage accumulates in structural materials over service time. It will eventually lead to material failure, such as hardening, embrittlement, and swelling. The radiation damage accumulation is an inherent, complex, and multiscale process, which has been studied extensively with multiscale modeling and simulation methods. The rapid development of […]

  • Scaling modeling and simulation on...
    by Mike Mikailov on October 2, 2019 at 9:01 am

    SIMULATION, Ahead of Print. Large-scale modeling and simulation (M&S) applications that do not require run-time inter-process communications can exhibit scaling problems when migrated to high-performance computing (HPC) clusters if traditional software parallelization techniques, such as POSIX multi-threading and the message passing interface, are used.A comprehensive approach for scaling M&S applications on HPC clusters has been developed and is called “computation […]

  • Simulation research on the influence of special...
    by Jianping Shang on September 17, 2019 at 10:45 am

    SIMULATION, Ahead of Print. <br/>The study of waterway through capacity for ports is a challenging problem due to the randomness and complexity of the waterway system, which needs to be analyzed by simulation technology. This paper quantitatively studies the influence of special ships on waterway through capacity and provides corresponding measures to improve waterway through capacity. The complex waterway system in the Port of Meizhou Bay is employed as a case study. Considering the […]

  • A mimicking technique of back pressure in the...
    by Yuan Yuan on September 17, 2019 at 10:41 am

    SIMULATION, Ahead of Print. <br/>In the hardware-in-the-loop (HIL) simulation of the fuel control unit (FCU) for aero-engines, the back pressure has a great impact on the metered fuel, thus influencing the confidence of the simulation. During the practical working process of an aero-engine, the back pressure of the FCU is influenced by the combined effect of the pressure of the combustion chamber, the resistance of the spray nozzles, and the resistance of the distribution valve. There is […]

  • Simulation study of two-dimensional viscoelastic...
    by Quang-Hai Luong on September 17, 2019 at 10:35 am

    SIMULATION, Ahead of Print. <br/>The mechanical properties of tissues in terms of elasticity and viscosity provide useful information for tumor detection. Recently, shear wave imaging has been developed to quantify tissue elasticity by estimating the parameters of the complex shear modulus (CSM). The current challenges of CSM estimation are estimation accuracy, computational complexity, and dealing with heterogeneous media. In this paper, we propose a two-dimensional CSM imaging method […]

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  • Compact Enclosures Simplify High Temperature...
    on October 11, 2019 at 11:10 am

    Intertec's new Hot Box for outdoor process sampling applications can deliver high temperatures up to 150°C/300°F in compact footprints. The new hot boxes employ a combination of conduction...

  • Alicat Releases New Flow Calibrator for Air...
    on September 28, 2019 at 7:23 am

    Today Alicat’s Environmental Monitoring division released their new and improved FP-25 flow calibration kit.  This calibration kit includes everything needed for auditing, calibrating, and...

  • New Kink Resistant Brewery Hose Now Available...
    on September 26, 2019 at 12:44 pm

    The BrewSavor line of products from tubing and hose manufacturer NewAge Industries now includes kink resistant, stainless steel wire reinforced hose. It joins BrewSavor’s crush resistant...

  • Mecmesin Customer Sidel Launches X-LITE Bottle
    on September 24, 2019 at 1:05 pm

    Sidel has launched X-LITE Still, a 500 ml PET packaging for non-pressurized still water. The 6.5 g, 195 mm bottle design addresses the still water market for small size PET bottles, with a Novembal...

  • PerkinElmer Announces New Liquid Particle Counter...
    on September 18, 2019 at 11:51 am

    WHAT: PerkinElmer Inc. has today announced its new LPC 500™ Liquid Particle Counter (LPC 500) platform which will couple with PerkinElmer’s existing Avio® 500 ICP-OES Oils system to...