Monthly Archive for: ‘June, 2015’

Python Language Implementation of DIS

I’ve got an early, not-very-well-tested release of Distributed Interactive Simulation (DIS) for Python available at https://sourceforge.net/projects/open-dis/files/open-dis/ Python is interesting because it’s ubiquitous and scriptable. Most Unix/Linux releases have a Python release installed, and it can be installed on Windows. As a language it allows you to write the equivalent of Unix shell scripts to send, receive, and process DIS. Unpack the python.zip file from …

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Dr. Don Brutzman receives Web3D Excellence Award for outstanding leadership

Dr. Don Brutzman and Dr. Amela Sadagic have just returned from Web3D 2015 conference held in Heraklion, Crete, Greece, where this community celebrated 20 years of their gathering and work on royalty-free ISO standards for web-based 3D graphics. This international event also provided an opportunity to award four individuals for their support, innovation and outstanding performance during the same period. …

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Some VR coverage highlights

I’m sure many of you have seen recent excitement (fervor, hype, …?) regarding VR at E3 and other news articles. Real Estate, Sports, sports, more sports, even baseball, preventive health, the circus, space, Museums, Travel Industry, Gaming, journalism could be radically transformed. Some have wondered if VR Could Revitalize the Economy (Wired, Oct. 2014) Brian Shuster, internet pioneer or porn and …

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Congratulations to our June 2015 graduates!

Warm congratulations to our MOVES, CS/MOVES track and SE/adopted-MOVES students (listed in alphabetical order): 1LT Hasan Beker (MOVES) CPT Mongi Bellili (CS, MOVES track) Capt Scotty Black (MOVES) Capt John Critz (MOVES) Capt Timothy Curling (MOVES) Maj Casey Demunck (MOVES) LCDR Reginald (Reggie) Johnson (SE) Maj Daniel (Dan) McBride (CS, MOVES track) We wish you a great success and exciting …

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ERDC Job Postings (2)

Below are two job listings I just received from Simon Goerger at ERDC. One is for persons already federal employees (Internal) and one is for the general public (External). These announcements close on 27 June ’15. He said “In general, I am seeking individuals with strong analytical backgrounds that have the ability to think strategically, conduct & lead research, and …

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Wow! VR at NASA’s Johnson Space Center

Well worth your time to take a look.  Always impressed by the practical/operational nature of NASA’s initiatives. The NASA Playground That Takes Virtual Reality To a Whole New Level We visited the lab where NASA creates incredibly intricate virtual worlds, then blends them with real life and robots in the most advanced virtual reality we’ve ever seen. Virtual reality that …

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M&S, 3D Printing and Healthcare

Some recent articles related to 3D printing reminded me of this year’s IMSH… One of the emerging trends at this year’s IMSH conference was the use of 3D printing for education, training and rehearsal.  There are also exciting stories in the press about 3D printing for fabricating prosthetics, organs, vasculature, exo-skeletons and healthcare devices.  These all serve as good examples …

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VR, Augmented Reality at E3

Microsoft is doing a Occulus Rift-style device for Windows 10. http://www.wsj.com/articles/videogame-expo-courts-virtual-reality-mobile-appsand-social-media-1434187802

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Commercial Virtual & Augmented Reality

http://www.cnet.com/news/star-wars-virtual-reality-experience-in-2015/ “The purpose of ILMxLab is to create immersive experiences that allow fans to more meaningfully interact with their favorite movie worlds, and the company’s first project is all about “Star Wars.” The company released a video on Friday showing off some of its work on the “Star Wars” experience thus far, and it has me all kinds of excited for what’s …

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Healthcare M&S – meeting demand and staying unified with M&S community

A few news items: Updated reports on the impending shortage of physicians have been published.  By 2025 there will be a shortfall beween 46,000 and 130,000 physicians nationwide.  This shortfall will impact force readiness and healthcare for Navy, Sister Services, Veterans and Dependents.  Also recently announced: Congress is considering legislation to improve healthcare education programs. House Resolution 2124 aims to …

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