Video games that aid national security

Tuesday, 28 August 2007, 11:10 AM EST

Scientists working on national security are developing a new generation of video games, ones they believe will train emergency personnel faster than existing methods. A video game enthusiast is leading the project.

It's a normal day in Anytown, USA, until the unexpected occurs. A collision with a tanker creates a chlorine gas cloud. Now it's your call how to deploy emergency personnel and to order evacuations. Computer Scientist Donna Djordjevich believes a computer game is the ideal technology to train first responders.

At 7Online.

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