Thursday, December 13, 2007

UCF Simulation Lab, Presidio Terror Drill, + "Audio Spotlights"

UCF, U.S. Army Research Lab Expands for Simulation Work

Photo: Institute for Simulation and Training.
M.J. Soileau (left), vice president for Research and Commercialization at UCF, shakes hands with Lt. Col. Ray Comptom, acting director for RDECOM STTC. Full Photo

A new research agreement between the University of Central Florida and the U.S. Army Research Development and Engineering Command, Simulation and Training Technology Center (RDECOM STTC) means more space for innovative modeling and simulation research.
UCF’s Institute for Simulation and Training and RDECOM STTC plan to expand their existing facilities to include a cultural awareness lab, virtual world research center, medical modeling and simulation research lab and a super-computer research lab.

"The Simulation Research laboratory will establish and implement strategies for dual-use technology in modeling, simulation and training that focus on simulation architectures, learning technologies, artificial intelligence and sensor representation in simulations and behavior representation."
Anti-terror exercises set at Presidio (CA)

The loud booms coming from the Presidio of Monterey on Friday will likely be an antiterrorism exercise.
The exercise is scheduled through the day, and the High Street gate will be closed from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., according to officials from the Defense Language Institute and the Presidio of Monterey.
Simulated explosions may be heard and emergency vehicles may be on site, but all are part of the exercise, said Daisy Bueno, a public affairs officer for the Presidio.
Normal operations should not be affected and offices will remain open during normal business hours.
Billboard Blasts Passers-By with Audio Advertisement

Walk by the billboard for the new A&E show "Paranormal State" on Prince Street in Manhattan, and you could find yourself targeted by a narrow beam of sound projected from the ad using technology from Holosonics, which specializes in creating what it calls "audio spotlights," which are audible only to the person whose cranium they hit. Not even earplugs will keep the beam out, because it apparently vibrates within the head. (cont...)

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