Our weekly roundup of the new books on the NAP site this week includes a technical assessment of modeling, simulation and gaming, a look at science education in the 21st century and a couple of publications around energy.
The Rise of Games and High Performance Computing for Modeling and Simulation (prepublication)
The technical and cultural boundaries between modeling, simulation, and games are increasingly blurring, providing broader access to capabilities in modeling and simulation and further credibility to game-based applications. The purpose of this study is to provide a technical assessment of Modeling, Simulation, and Games (MS&G) research and development worldwide and to identify future applications of this technology and its potential impacts on government and society. Further, this study identifies feasible applications of gaming and simulation for military systems; associated vulnerabilities of, risks to, and impacts on critical defense capabilities; and other significant indicators and warnings that can help prevent or mitigate surprises related to technology applications by those with hostile intent. Finally, this book recommends priorities for future action by appropriate departments of the intelligence community, the Department of Defense research community, and other government entities.
The Rise of Games and High Performance Computing for Modeling and Simulation will serve as a useful tutorial and reference document for this particular era in the evolution of MS&G. The book also highlights a number of rising capabilities facilitated by MS&G to watch for in the coming years.
All New Publications This Week
Exploring the Intersection of Science Education and 21st Century Skills: A Workshop Summary (final)
Realizing the Energy Potential of Methane Hydrate for the United States (prepublication)
Medical Surge Capacity: Workshop Summary (prepublication)
Review and Assessment of Closure Plans for the Tooele Chemical Agent Disposal Facility and the Chemical Agent Munition Disposal System: Letter Report (final)
Driving and the Built Environment: The Effects of Compact Development on Motorized Travel, Energy Use, and CO2 Emissions — Special Report 298 (final)
Data on Federal Research and Development Investments: A Pathway to Modernization (final)
Improving State Voter Registration Databases: Final Report (final)
Protecting and Accessing Data from the Survey of Earned Doctorates: A Workshop Summary (final)
Technical Capabilities Necessary for Systemic Risk Regulation: Summary of a Workshop (final)
Letter Report Assessing the USGS National Water Quality Assessment Program’s Science Framework (final)