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Alba charms nerds at tech Oscars

Computer geeks graciously accepted honors for their work on particle flow simulation technology--stuff that makes water scenes seem realistic in movies.

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts gave out its its first Oscars for 2007 at the Scientific and Technical Awards dinner Saturday. One of the top awards was given to a group of 20 geeks for "stable, semi-Lagrangian fluid flows" or technology that makes water appear to flow realistically in movies. The dinner for the movie technology is usually a drab affair compared to Oscar night but an exception was actress Jessica Alba. While presenting an award, the star impressed the geeks with her charm and ability to pronounce even the most difficult scientific terms.

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