This report examines the nature of demands on Army officers in the contemporary operating environment and ways in which those demands may affect future leader development. Compared with the relative stability that characterized the world situation over many preceding decades, the operational picture in recent years has become much more variable—encompassing sharply different operations in unfamiliar locations, such as Somalia, Bosnia, Kosovo, Haiti, and Kuwait.
Technological advancement in graphics and other human motion tracking hardware has promoted pushing "virtual reality" closer to "reality" and thus usage of virtual reality has been extended to various fields. The most typical fields for the application of virtual reality are medicine and engineering.
International travel is undertaken by large, and ever increasing, numbers of people
for professional, social, recreational and humanitarian purposes. More people
travel greater distances and at greater speed than ever before, and this upward
trend looks set to continue. Travellers are thus exposed to a variety of health risks
in unfamiliar environments. Most such risks, however, can be minimized by suitable
precautions taken before, during and after travel.
Back in seventh grade I was introduced to the Spectronic 20, or “Spec 20” for short. For
those readers that are unfamiliar, it is essentially a tan breadbox with two dials, an analog
meter, a dial to determine the wavelength transmitted, and a chamber for introducing a
sample in a test tube. The device was originally made by Bausch & Lomb back in 1954, and
even modern iterations reflect the basic, industrial, sturdy simplicity of the original model.
Back in 1980 we were given the charge to determine which wavelengths chlorophyll
Congratulations! You are about to embark on an adventure. This book is about the
processes, the people, and the practices that we call construction management—a
term and a profession that may be unfamiliar to many people. Construction, as
most individuals understand it, is an activity or a series of activities that involves
some craftspeople, building materials, tools, and equipment. But you will learn that
there is a great deal more to it than that.
For work or recreation, business or pleasure – whatever the reason, all sorts of people spend a great deal of time in hotels and guest houses, restaurants and bars. Whether the experience is a positive one depends on a lot of factors. But visual impact is high on the list. Outside our normal environment our senses are particularly alert, ready to register and store unfamiliar and positive new impressions. This is an automatic human response – one that paves the way for an appreciation of surroundings crafted for aesthetic appeal....
Robots and machines that perform various tasks in an intelligent and autonomous manner are required in many contemporary technical systems. Autonomous robots have to perform various anthropomorphic tasks in both unfamiliar or familiar working environments by
In writing this book the author has aimed first to present in readable form the main facts about the geographical environment of American history. Many important facts have been omitted or have been touched upon only lightly because they are generally familiar. On the other hand, special stress has been laid on certain broad phases of geography which are comparatively unfamiliar. One of these is the similarity of form between the Old World and the New, and between North and South America; another is the distribution of indigenous types of vegetation in North America; and a third is the...