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Flat Classroom Workshop: Opening Up Education

Flat Classroom Workshop: Opening Up Education | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it

Changchun American International School was represented by two teachers and seven students at the Flat Classroom Workshop, part of American School of Bombay Unplugged, held February 23-25 in India.

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3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech
Covering the use of 3D design, printing and virtual worlds in education, but also lots of other geeky-cool school stuff, 3D or not.
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Power company uses flame-spewing drone to burn rubbish

Power company uses flame-spewing drone to burn rubbish | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
A Chinese power company is using flame-spewing drones to burn rubbish off high-voltage wires. This stunning footage capture the remote-controlled flame-throwers in action.
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Interesting story from here in China.

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AR glasses are vision aid for the blind

OxSigh is testing augmented reality glasses to help the visually-impaired recognize and navigate objects in their environment. Think of it as a hearing aid
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Oculus Rift review

Oculus Rift review | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Oculus Rift was excellent to begin with but it's even better now that it has proper motion controllers and room-scale support.
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Lovin' the Samsung Gear VR! 

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Who killed PC audio, and will soundcards ever be a thing again?

Who killed PC audio, and will soundcards ever be a thing again? | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Creative Lab's Ryan Schlieper drops by and talks all things PC audio with the Full Nerd crew
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The Full Nerd guys are at it again. ;)

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Flying Rideshare Drones

Flying Rideshare Drones | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
passenger drone - The future of transportation is theorized by many to be in the sky, which is something that the ‘Sky2Go’ passenger drone aims to sho
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Might take some extra horsepower to get me airborne. ;)

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Soccer-Playing Robots Kickstarter Project

Soccer-Playing Robots Kickstarter Project | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
playing robot - Robotics technology is permeating the toy industry at an accelerated rate, so the ‘WiSoccero’ soccer-playing robots come as a grea
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MIT Technology Review

MIT Technology Review | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
The mission of MIT Technology Review is to equip its audiences with the intelligence to understand a world shaped by technology.
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Could ski resorts start using drones to stop avalanches?

Could ski resorts start using drones to stop avalanches? | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
An American company has come up with an innovative approach to avalanche safety – dropping explosives from remote-controlled aerial drones. This could reduce the risks faced by patrol teams in resorts, it says.
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Are drones cool or what?? 

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US team unveils flying robot bat

US team unveils flying robot bat | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Researchers in the US have developed a robotic bat with soft, articulated wings that can mimic the key flight mechanisms of biological bats. Bat Bot (B2), developed by a team led by researchers from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Caltech, could have applications where flapping-winged robots are required to operate in tight quarters […]
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Just what we needed! ;)

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Best 360-Degree Cameras for Capturing Your Surroundings

Best 360-Degree Cameras for Capturing Your Surroundings | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Now that major content platforms such as Facebook and YouTube support 360-degree content, it is good time to start looking around for camera that can do the trick. We have rounded up several picks worth your attention.
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Lots of choices! 

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Boeing's new spacecraft to use more than 600 3D-printed parts

Boeing's new spacecraft to use more than 600 3D-printed parts | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Boeing has hired a small company to make about 600 3D-printed parts for its Starliner space taxis, meaning key components in the United States manned space program are being built with additive manufacturing.
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 World's first 3D-printed bridge pops up in Madrid

 World's first 3D-printed bridge pops up in Madrid | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
The Institute of Advanced Architecture of Catalonia has created the world's first 3D-printed bridge. The creation, which is 12 metres long, is printed on micro-refined concrete.
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Sure, why not?? ;)

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Serious Games with 3D printing

Virtual reality simulations and "serious games" developed by historical researcher and architect Francesco Gabellone serve to revive the history of lost villages and archaeological sites. Gabellone’s projects primarily use LiDAR 3D scanning and his research resounds with conservation and cultural heritage projects using 3D printing.
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Can a Drone Clear the Table?

You spent all night cooking and dinner is over and now you just want to sit back on the couch and watch some Netflix. Well fear not. Just strap a drone o
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Call me when one can do the dishes. ;)

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'Bee drone' could soon pollinate the Earth's plants

'Bee drone' could soon pollinate the Earth's plants | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
A student at SCAD has unveiled a device that could one day take the place of bees. Called 'Plan Bee', the 'bee drone' stores pollen in its body and releases it later for cross-pollination.
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So does it sting too?? ;)

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Top 30 Robots Trends in February

Top 30 Robots Trends in February | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
february 2017 robots - The February 2017 robots trends show the value that robotics manufacturers are placing on education. Though robots might be more immediatel
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We're doing this month by month now? ;)

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Microsoft HoloLens review

Microsoft HoloLens review | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Hands on : Could Apple beat Microsoft HoloLens to its own punch?
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I'm staying with the Samsung Gear VR for now. ;)

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Camera-Equipped Robot Vacuums

Camera-Equipped Robot Vacuums | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
vacuum device - The majority of robot vacuums on the market are focused on a rather hands-off approach, but the ‘Complete Sweep’ robotic vacuum devic
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Yes, but are the cameras 360-degree?? ;)

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TechNewsWorld: All Tech - All The Time

TechNewsWorld: All Tech - All The Time | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
The most important technology news, developments and trends with insightful analysis and commentary. Coverage includes hardware, software, networking, wireless computing, personal technology, security and cutting-edge technology from the business world to the consumer world.
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This Robot Barista Makes a Dang Good Latte 

Cafe X’s robotic baristas could be the future of java jolts. The company’s robot-staffed kiosks sling precision-made espresso drinks starting at $2.25
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But can it spell my name wrong on my cup?? ;)

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The Next Big Blue-Collar Job Is Coding

The Next Big Blue-Collar Job Is Coding | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
What if we regarded code not as a high-stakes, sexy affair, but the equivalent of skilled work at a Chrysler plant?
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Virtual reality could help diagnose schizophrenia

Virtual reality could help diagnose schizophrenia | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Researchers from the University of Exeter compared volunteers' movements with those of schizophrenia sufferers to help stop any similarities and potentially provide an early diagnosis.
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What can't VR do?? ;)

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All About Lady Gaga’s Super Bowl Halftime Show Drones

All About Lady Gaga’s Super Bowl Halftime Show Drones | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
This year's Super Bowl halftime show featured hundreds of swirling, swarming drones.
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They were more exciting than the game...?? ;)

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CoSpaces: Making 3D Virtual Reality

CoSpaces: Making 3D Virtual Reality | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it

CoSpaces is a free online platform that allows you to build your own 3D spaces and even experience them in virtual reality. Choose from a library of objects and characters to fill the stage and edit them to create your very own fantasy worlds.
CoSpaces makes VR creation super easy, accessible and fun – so that anyone can dive into their own virtual reality experiences.


Via Nik Peachey
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Bhushan THAPLIYAL's curator insight, February 5, 11:37 AM

Just amazing!

Gust MEES's curator insight, February 10, 8:09 AM

CoSpaces is a free online platform that allows you to build your own 3D spaces and even experience them in virtual reality. Choose from a library of objects and characters to fill the stage and edit them to create your very own fantasy worlds.


CoSpaces makes VR creation super easy, accessible and fun – so that anyone can dive into their own virtual reality experiences.

 

Learn more / En savoir plus / Mehr erfahren:

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=VR

 

RESENTICE's curator insight, February 14, 4:38 AM

Plate-forme en ligne gratuite de création d'espaces virtuels en 3D  simple à utiliser

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Japanese researchers 3D print detailed visualization of electron cloud using new software

Japanese researchers 3D print detailed visualization of electron cloud using new software | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Researchers from Tokyo University have developed a software capable of converting 'the distribution of physical quantities within space' into 3D printable data. The 3D printed models could help scientists better understand the relationships between molecular functions and the density distributions of electrons in an atom.
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