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Open Sourcing your Project’s code

https://www.code.mil/ Many of us here at MOVES, and NPS more broadly, develop software that we would like to release as Open Source Software. In general, we’ve been doing this in a haphazard way that doesn’t always consider everything that should be considered. At long last there is a developing community of practice surrounding this matter, and it has official support …

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I Fixed a Hololens with 3D Printing

Before: After: I began working on a Hololens project this month. I had used it before, but this time I actually was able to deploy to the device from my own machine. This is really helpfully, obviously, since emulating a mixed reality application in the desktop doesn’t really provide an adequate experience. Testing on the target device is necessary for …

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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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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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MORS Wargame Community of Practice: Seminar Oct 4 0830-1000 Pacific: Scenario 101

There are four propositions on the roles of scenarios in defense analysis: (Carl Builder, Towards a Calculus of Scenarios) – At the heart of all military forecasts, plans, and threats are scenarios. – The worth of an analytic study is more likely to be found in its scenario than in the quality of its arithmetic. – More often than not, …

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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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MORS Wargaming Community of Practice telcon Sep 7, 0830-1000 Pacific: National Security Wargame Practices

Thursday, 7 September 2017, 0800-1000 Pacific Speaker: Elizabeth (Ellie) Bartels, a doctoral candidate at the Pardee RAND Graduate School. Her dissertation research focuses on game design practices, with the aim of creating a framework which describes what game design approaches are appropriate to what purposes. Prior to joining Pardee RAND, she was a senior associate at Caerus Associates, and a …

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MOVES Graduate LTC Brian Vogt in the News

Army developing video game to aid weapons prototyping efforts Published: Aug. 23, 2017 at 4:59 PM Stephen Carlson Aug. 23 (UPI) — The U.S. Army announced Wednesday that it is looking to recruit soldiers to provide input through online gameplay to help develop the Operation Overmatch crowd-sourced innovation platform. Operation Overmatch is part of the Early Synthetic Prototyping program designed …

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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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