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First National Medical Simulation Seminar in Ireland

The first national seminar on medical simulation in Ireland, “Simulation in Irish Medical Education: Where are We and Where Should We Be Going?” will take place at National University of Ireland, Galway (NUI Galway) on Monday, 2 July 2012.

The seminar will provide an overview of medical simulation in Ireland to make better use of the assets that are available; allow professionals experienced in the use of simulators to share their knowledge and discuss how simulators can be most effectively used to improve medical education, patient safety and quality of care. [more]


 AEgis Technologies Wins SIMAF Contract

The AEgis Technologies Group is one of three companies awarded a contract valued up to $80 million for the Air Force Materiel Command (AFMC), the Aeronautical System Center (ASC), Requirements and Capabilities Integration Directorate (XR), Modeling Simulation & Analysis Division (ASC/XRA) and the Simulation and Analysis Facility (SIMAF), located at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. [more]


Lockheed Martin Launches Academic Prepar3D® Simulation Software as a Learning Tool for Students

Lockheed Martin released academic licensing of its Prepar3D® simulation software to immerse students in learning and problem solving. The special pricing of $49.95 makes simulation accessible to the academic community for engaging the next generations in science, math and social studies curricula. [more]


The Iceberg Project

Potable water is a rare resource in many countries. In the 21st century, nearly a billion people in the world still do not have access to clean water, while more than 2.5 billion have no water treatment system. In light of these facts, researchers right across world are searching for solutions to produce potable water. However, there are gigantic reservoirs of fresh water that have not been exploited: icebergs. A group of engineers and scientists face the challenge of simulating this idea. [more]


VMSC Center's Risk Analysis Research Recogonized as "Most Important" By Leading Journal

Work by researchers at Old Dominion University's Virginia Modeling, Analysis and Simulation Center (VMASC) has been cited as one of the 10 most important accomplishments in risk analysis in the past 20 years.

The most recent issue of the journal Risk Analysis cited "Applying Intelligent Agent Models to Terrorism" as No. 8 on the list of risk analysis advancements. [more]


Solar intermittency: Australia's clean energy challenge

Intermittency is one of the biggest barriers to the uptake of solar energy, however a new CSIRO report demonstrates that this challenge can be overcome. Sunshine is difficult to accurately forecast, can change rapidly due to moving clouds, cannot be controlled and is not a source of energy 24 hours a day. However, CSIRO and partners are now on the path to solving the intermittency challenge with the completion of a world-first analysis of solar intermittency in the Australian context. [more]

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