Tag: technology


Enabling Soldier Data Visualization

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May 2016

Enabling Soldier Data Visualization

Researching, developing, and understanding soldier systems (i.e., clothing, equipment, weapons, and tasks) is very challenging. For example, the successful integration of new components requires an intimate knowledge of many variables and complex relationships between data sets. HSI®, with funding from Defence Research and Development Canada (DRDC), investigated this issue and...

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Adult Learning Can Be Fun and Games Too

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Jun 2015

Adult Learning Can Be Fun and Games Too

A child’s first steps are a significant occasion – but I will never forget the first time our daughter did a complicated task. It was common to hear sounds when she turned over and bumped the interactive toy strapped to her crib, causing telltale squeaks. That day, however, we heard...

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Not Just For Fun: Gamers Helping Science

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Feb 2015

Not Just For Fun: Gamers Helping Science

Linda Varga Back in 2001, I was at a party where a guy mentioned that he was trying to find intelligent life in the universe using his home computer. At the time I thought it was the beer talking, but he explained that a program funded by NASA allowed home...

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Matrix text in background (numbers), and red and green lock icons in foreground

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Dec 2014

Beware of Online Christmas Scams

Linda Varga Christmas is less than two weeks away and it’s going to be a busy two weeks with parties, eating, and shopping!  Sadly, it is also a busy time of year for scammers out to defraud people who may let their guard down during this hectic season.  An HSI®...

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Pair of glasses resting on an optometrist's Letter Screen

26

Nov 2014

Training the Lazy Eye

Linda Varga It is never good when someone uses the word lazy to describe any part of you. “Lazy: adjective; not liking to work hard or to be active; not having much activity; moving slowly” (Merriam-Webster, 2014). Nobody wants to be called lazy and nobody wants to admit they are...

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Little boy playing video game with headphones on

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Nov 2014

Breaking Barriers to Human Potential

In the world of child rearing, we are swamped with the latest literature for every stage of life, from when to introduce solid food to the best curfew time. Guided by these theories, I decided that video games were not good for my children.  After years of their pleading, however,...

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Administrative and Technical Evolution of HSI®

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Oct 2014

Administrative and Technical Evolution of HSI®

Working for the same company for almost 25 years has been interesting, to say the least. You don’t notice the little changes as they are happening, but when you look at how far things have come in 20+ years, you realize the impact of those little changes. I started at...

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