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Faking Sick for a Living

Faking Sick for a Living | Sim-Supported Decisions & Discoveries | Scoop.it

"I have been working for several months as a so-called standardized patient. The local medical school runs an excellent program that lets students conduct histories and physical exams in a simulated, standardized setting"

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On the Road to Recovery

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"The Driver Education Program at Epworth Rehabilitation helps those who are recovering from an injury or illness that has resulted in physical or cognitive changes"

 

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Stimulation for Simulation

Stimulation for Simulation | Sim-Supported Decisions & Discoveries | Scoop.it

"About a decade ago, simulators were considered like video games and there was no keen interest in trying them out. The demonstration of our anti-tank guided missile simulator helped put things in perspective"

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Building Engineers

Building Engineers | Sim-Supported Decisions & Discoveries | Scoop.it

"Recent project examples include a simulator for use in evaluating the driving ability of patients following knee surgery"

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Hurricane Simulation Tank

Hurricane Simulation Tank | Sim-Supported Decisions & Discoveries | Scoop.it

"his team have studied the wind and water patterns with lasers and other devices, and then scaled them through computer modelling. They can also view wave patterns from all sides, and even stand beneath the tank"

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Secrets of Antifreeze Proteins Uncovered by Australian Scientists

Secrets of Antifreeze Proteins Uncovered by Australian Scientists | Sim-Supported Decisions & Discoveries | Scoop.it

"In a world first, Dr Kuiper's team used a supercomputer to simulate the molecular forces that make antifreeze proteins work.

"We could actually visualise how the structure of the protein matched, if you like, the lattice of the ice, and then stuck to the surface of the ice"

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Computer Simulation Accurately Replicated Real-Life Trauma Outcomes

Computer Simulation Accurately Replicated Real-Life Trauma Outcomes | Sim-Supported Decisions & Discoveries | Scoop.it

"A computer simulation, or 'in silico' model, of the body's inflammatory response to traumatic injury accurately replicated known individual outcomes and predicted population results counter to expectations..."

 

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UI Studies Safer Road use by Texting Pedestrians

UI Studies Safer Road use by Texting Pedestrians | Sim-Supported Decisions & Discoveries | Scoop.it
University of Iowa experts are conducting research to determine whether college students and others will pay attention to a system that alerts individuals to potential traffic danger as they are texting and walking along roadways.
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State-of-the-art Simulation Enhances Airport Decision-Making

State-of-the-art Simulation Enhances Airport Decision-Making | Sim-Supported Decisions & Discoveries | Scoop.it

"...airport simulation software... comprises simulation, planning and optimisation systems for pedestrian, vehicle and aircraft traffic to model processes of landside, terminal, airside and airspace"

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NASA's Earth Science Supercomputer Balloons to 3.3 Petaflops

NASA's Earth Science Supercomputer Balloons to 3.3 Petaflops | Sim-Supported Decisions & Discoveries | Scoop.it

"In what is being called an unprecedented upgrade, the NASA Center for Climate Simulation (NCCS) is tripling the peak performance of its Discover supercomputer"

Nicole Jones de Rooy's insight:

see the article: Buchanan, M. (2015). Model scientists. Nat Phys, 11(5), 375-375. doi: 10.1038/nphys3335

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Emergency Decision Making on Urban Public Safety

Emergency Decision Making on Urban Public Safety | Sim-Supported Decisions & Discoveries | Scoop.it

"Urban public safety emergencies...always result in enormous socioeconomic cost. Regarding this, the practicability of studying these events by field experimentation is infinitesimal."

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Highly Realistic Human Heart Simulations

Highly Realistic Human Heart Simulations | Sim-Supported Decisions & Discoveries | Scoop.it

"The World Health Organization reports that cardiovascular diseases are the number one cause of death globally...Several initiatives have utilized ground-breaking new simulations to advance research into aspects such as rhythm disturbances..."

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Citrus Industry Find Holes in Insect Surveillance

Citrus Industry Find Holes in Insect Surveillance | Sim-Supported Decisions & Discoveries | Scoop.it
Emergency simulation exercise finds holes in surveillance for insects carrying a citrus disease.
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Frontier Beneath our Feet

Frontier Beneath our Feet | Sim-Supported Decisions & Discoveries | Scoop.it

"One of the major challenges for Tromp's team was to figure out how to compare real data to modeled results, which are given in the language of the computer code that created them. You need to bring the data and the simulation into the same framework, to put them on equal footing..."

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Caribbean Spiny Lobsters Create Safe Havens

"A new study has found that Caribbean spiny lobsters practice “behavioural immunity” to create safe havens that prevent them from contracting a lethal disease in the wild..."

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Army Researchers use Simulations to Make Better Bullets

Army Researchers use Simulations to Make Better Bullets | Sim-Supported Decisions & Discoveries | Scoop.it
ARDEC and the Army Research Lab use modeling to cut the time and expense of improving ballistics.
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Using Foresight to Tackle 'Wicked Problems'

Using Foresight to Tackle 'Wicked Problems' | Sim-Supported Decisions & Discoveries | Scoop.it

Our world is full of “wicked problems” – so called not because they are evil but because of their mind-boggling complexity. These problems are difficult to understand..."

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Optimising tug propulsion

Optimising tug propulsion | Sim-Supported Decisions & Discoveries | Scoop.it
At this year's Tugnology conference in London, UK, MTU showcased its tug portfolio. On the second day of the event the company launched the the simulation tool which it has developed to optimise marine engines.
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International Research Team Discovers New Mechanism Behind Malaria Progression

International Research Team Discovers New Mechanism Behind Malaria Progression | Sim-Supported Decisions & Discoveries | Scoop.it

"Using computer modeling, the group found that nanoscale knobs, which form at the membrane of infected red blood cells, cause the cell stiffening that is in part responsible for the reduced blood flow that can turn malaria deadly"

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New 3D Simulator Predict how a Bushfire will Spread in Real-Time

New 3D Simulator Predict how a Bushfire will Spread in Real-Time | Sim-Supported Decisions & Discoveries | Scoop.it

"A new project from the CSIRO will help those in charge of keeping us safe - from firefighters to local government - better predict the behaviour of big blazes that threaten Australia..."

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Force Touch Trackpad

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A new Apple patent could lead to material simulation, right on the MacBook's new Force Touch trackpad.
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One in Six Species Faces Extinction

One in Six Species Faces Extinction | Sim-Supported Decisions & Discoveries | Scoop.it

"a study published in Nature that estimated that over the past 500 years, 13% of all species had been lost as a consequence of human behaviour. Urban's study uses a similar approach in that he conducts a systematic review of published papers and builds a series of statistical models that synthesise the central findings"

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How Particle Accelerator Maths Helped Me Fix My Wi-Fi

How Particle Accelerator Maths Helped Me Fix My Wi-Fi | Sim-Supported Decisions & Discoveries | Scoop.it

"In my model I introduced a current like this and allowed it to oscillate, and Maxwell’s equations dictated how the resulting electromagnetic waves flow. By mapping in the actual locations of the walls in my flat, I was able to produce a map of the Wi-Fi signal strength which varied as I moved the virtual router"

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Simulation Promises Longer Life from Hip Replacements

Simulation Promises Longer Life from Hip Replacements | Sim-Supported Decisions & Discoveries | Scoop.it

"Hip prosthetics need to last longer to meet human life expectancies...Numerical simulation is commonly used by SEM to achieve reliable design and ensure the safe use of our medical devices"

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Start-up 'Improbable' to Build Massive Simulated Game World

"If the tech works, scientists and government planners will want to use it to simulate the life of modern cities with millions of people. Insurance companies or banks will want to model disaster scenarios and real-world situations. People want to model social networks and predict trends."

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Electric Vehicles May Be More Useful Than Previously Thought

Electric Vehicles May Be More Useful Than Previously Thought | Sim-Supported Decisions & Discoveries | Scoop.it

"V2G-Sim quantifies second-by-second energy use while driving or charging for any number of different vehicle or charger types under varying driving conditions..."

 

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