João-Paulo Moura

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In the last few years, the number of projects involving historical reconstruction has increased significantly. Recent technologies have proven a powerful tool for a better understanding of our cultural heritage through which to attain a glimpse of the environments in which our ancestors lived. However, to accomplish such a purpose, these reconstructions(More)
The increasing demand for larger and more complex virtual models arising from different areas (e.g. design of virtual cities, video games and computer animated movies) creates the need for efficient computer algorithms able to generate them automatically. This paper presents a method for automatic generation of traversable houses, using architectural legal(More)
Venoms from spiders are an important source of toxins that can help on the dissection of mechanisms involved in neurotransmission. Among them is the venom of the spider Phoneutria nigriventer that contains several toxic fractions with different targets in mammals and/or insects. We here report that one of these fractions (PhTx2) is able to evoke(More)
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