Simulated meals?

By loading an inkjet printer with “fruit and vegetable concoctions” instead of ink, and printing on to edible paper made of soya bean and vegetable starch, chef Homaru Cantu, of Chicagos Moto restaurant, can print out edible images, according to a report in Caterer Online. He dips the results in “a powder made of soy…

Valuation of SATCO: how much are simulation companies worth?

The St Paul Pioneer Press report that UBG Financial Corp. of Atlanta plans to invest $300 million for a 25 percent stake in Spiral Aviation Training Co., valuing the company at $1.2 billion. However, the paper comments: “As for Spiral Aviation, if it is worth more than $1 billion, it would mark a meteoric rise.”…

Indian Ocean tsunami simulation

Cornell University has issued a video simulation of the 26 December tsunami. This was created using a numerical model called the Cornell Multigrid Coupled Tsunami model, developed by Philip Liu. Based on earthquake data and information about the sea floor from the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the model calculates the elevation of…

Simulation at the US Federal Reserve

Economic Forecasting at the Fed is an article on the excellent OReilly site, about the serious uses to which the equally excellent open-source computer language Perl is now being put. However, it also reminds me that US financial planners routinely use model simulations and forecasts “to gauge how major events, such as disruptions to foreign…

What can go wrong with war game simulations?

Toward a History-Based Doctrine for Wargaming by LT COL MATTHEW CAFFREY JR., USAFR, published in April 2000, is an exceptionally interesting study of how war games and simulations have developed, and more to the point, how they have been used (or misused) in actual events. Ive tried to isolate some of the problems that have…

Everyone who lives in Dallas, Portland, Chicago and Los Angeles has a digital twin.

Los Alamos National Laboratory, operated by the University of California since 1943, includes a simulation project whose goal “is to build the comprehensive formal basis for simulation of large heterogeneous socio-technical systems as electric power networks, transport networks, communication networks. The focus is on developing supporting system design and analysis for national security oriented issues…