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Automation and the future of work – MOVES colleague in ‘Nature’

Really cool to see Dexer Fletcher’s work with the Navy mentioned in a recent article in ‘Nature’! The shape of work to come : Nature News & Comment But making firm predictions is difficult. “The technology is rushing ahead, which in a way is a good thing, but we have a huge gap in understanding its implications,” Brynjolfsson says. “There’s …

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Army updates – ‘..biggest shake-up since Vietnam War’

By way of MOVES gradaute Craig Unrath… Army is about to undertake its biggest shake-up since the Vietnam War – Business Insider The Army is hoping that the new Modernization Command will stand up in 2018 — and begin what is certain to be the long and complex task of preparing and equipping the U.S. Army for the mid-21st century …

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More perspectives on Naval readiness….

This time from a retired Navy Captain who served on active duty from 1974 – 2003; followed by 10 years of Pentagon experience. Here Is The Real Reason the US Navy Keeps Hitting Merchant Vessels “CAPT F.” makes some interesting comparisons between Fleet draw-downs post Vietnam and the 1990’s.  He provides some pretty blunt thoughts on the role of training …

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NYT: Navy needs to sleep more, navigate with paper and pencil

Congratulations to the NPS Human Systems Integration crew – their hard work developing guidelines, adopted by the submarine community in 2015, now being presented as part of the solution to 7th Fleet readiness issues.  Navy Returns to Compasses and Pencils to Help Avoid Collisions at Sea – The New York Times The new rules essentially will adopt studies by the …

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Creating 3D models with your phone

Tech update – ability to build a 3D model coming to a phone near you soon… Sony phone app takes 3D clone snaps – BBC News Sony has revealed new smartphones that can create detailed 3D scans of almost any object using the phone’s camera. -Joe

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Navy Times: “…Navy is just not very good at driving ships.”

“…by design.” The two words I would add to the end of this quote to help focus the way forward. Maybe today’s Navy is just not very good at driving ships In the wake of two fatal collisions of Navy warships with commercial vessels, current and former senior surface warfare officers are speaking out, saying today’s Navy suffers from a …

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The Lecture is Dead

At least at one Med School.  The plan is to completely phase out lectures by 2019. Medical school without the ‘sage on a stage’ – The Washington Post The trend at medical schools is just part of a reform movement in the teaching of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) that emphasizes active learning instead of lecturing. Research supports the …

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Breathing and Memory

A study of interest on a few levels…. On an initial study a small set of patients (7 pre-surgery epilepsy patients) had electrodes implanted in their brains. Researchers found that brain activity in regions associated with emotion, memory and smell fluctuated with breathing. To investigate further, they set up experiments that tested memory and fear while monitoring breathing. They found …

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Breakthrough in regenerative medicine

In the last MAWG Healthcare talk, we discussed a few potential breakthrough technologies.  Researchers at Ohio State have developed a method for generating cells needed to repair injured tissue.  Ohio State researchers develop regenerative medicine breakthrough | The Ohio State University “This is difficult to imagine, but it is achievable, successfully working about 98 percent of the time. With this …

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Startup working on the Matrix

Well according to WIRED, that is…. Inside Improbable, the $1billion UK startup building the Matrix | WIRED UK At Google’s Cloud Next conference in March 2017, Narula unveiled an even bigger project: a working mock-up of the city of Cambridge, with 130,000 virtual inhabitants. It included simulations of the traffic and public-transport networks, utilities, power lines and mobile-phone and internet …

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