Will Iran be next? what is the impact of a simulation?

Through Truth Out, I came across an article from the December 2004 Atlantic Monthly called Will Iran be Next?. Briefly, this recounts a simulation run by the magazine last year, with the cooperation of serving and retired US military and officials, asking what if the US decides to take action against Irans nuclear programme. (Very…

“Simulation in physics” web site

Thanks to Yahoos new Mindset search engine beta, I have just found the Simulation in physics website, maintained by Harvey Gould and Jan Tobochnik which describes itself as “devoted to faculty and students using computer simulation techniques as a method of discovery in physics. Our goal is to provide a forum for the exchange of…

Bloggers hold amateur counter-terrorism simulation

Bloggers have held their own counter-terrorist simulation exercise, with a scenario including coordinated explosions in Australia and New Zealand, and all sorts of other things. They were having fun, but perhaps lacking a bit of realism about the way such events would have been handled. Its a good idea, though. The idea, as set out…

Computer mouse simulation helps diabetes research

A simulated mouse will allow researchers to study type 1 diabetes. This is purely a computer simulation [i>(in silico)[/i> of the “non-obese diabetic mouse (NOD)”. The company claims that “While animal model systems can provide insights into the pathophysiology of a disease, they fall short in helping researchers predict human response to therapy. The Type…

Medical simulation site seeks contributors!

A UK site dedicated to medical simulation is trying to start a free library of downloadable Laerdal SimMan or METI HPS compatible scenarios, but not getting enough contributions. Hes contributing ten scenarios himself: please email him through his site if you can help! The site also has some useful articles about medical simulation, and some…