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Microsoft could make Skype holograms a reality with new 3D meeting tech

Microsoft could make Skype holograms a reality with new 3D meeting tech | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
A 3D telepresence technology that started life as a Microsoft research project may soon become an official product, a new job listing suggests. Microsoft has begun advertising for a new software...
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This might actually make me like meetings. ;)

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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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This Company is Building an AR Version of 'Minecraft' for iOS and Android

This Company is Building an AR Version of 'Minecraft' for iOS and Android | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
South African startup Speak Geek? recently teased an update to their project that aims to replicate the official Microsoft version of Minecraft for HoloLens, the company’s $3000 AR headset, and put it on mobile devices capable of running Google’s ARCore and Apple’s ARKit. This is the company’s second attempt at bringing Minecraft to AR, the first taking place in 2015 right …
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Uh...still not sure WHY, exactly .;)

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Robot made from a DNA strand could deliver cargo in your blood

Robot made from a DNA strand could deliver cargo in your blood | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Micromachine with two feet and two arms could pick up and deliver drugs in the bloodstream or build chemical compounds, one tiny step at a time
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A little creepy but still very cool. ;)

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Google's Massive Street View Library Now Available in 'Google Earth VR'

Google's Massive Street View Library Now Available in 'Google Earth VR' | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Today Google has launched an update to Google Earth VR which brings the company’s huge library of street-level imagery into the application which lets users immersively explore the entire globe. Google Earth VR is a stunning VR experience which we called “a breathtaking new way to know our planet,” back when it launched in late 2016. …
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Gotta make time to check this out! 

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Announcing the 5th Annual OpenSimulator Community Conference 2017 

Announcing the 5th Annual OpenSimulator Community Conference 2017  | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
AvaCon is pleased to announce the fifth annual OpenSimulator Community Conference 2017, to take place virtually on the OpenSimulator Conference Center grid on
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I want to take my students inworld with me this year! ;)

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The Use of Story and Emotions in Gamification

The Use of Story and Emotions in Gamification | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Gamification projects can benefit from storytelling features; these features can help arouse emotional connections with players. They can enhance the player experience and improve the longevity and fun factor of the gamified features. Let’s take a closer look at how that might work, even if you don’t feel that you are a natural story teller. An understanding of this will be like a powerful new tool in your kit, and one that can bring the world you create for your players that bit closer t
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3D Printing With Circuits

3D Printing With Circuits | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
In this fast and furiously fun class, you'll learn how to design 3D prints that light up and move using Autodesk's free browser-based modeling program Tinkerca
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Now this is truly geeky-cool stuff! 

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Robotic system monitors specific neurons

Robotic system monitors specific neurons | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
MIT engineers have devised a way to automate the process of patch-clamping, using a computer algorithm that analyzes microscope images and guides a robotic arm to the target cell to record its electrical activity.
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This is geeky-cool stuff! ;)

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Behind the scenes at Tokyo's Robot Restaurant

Behind the scenes at Tokyo's Robot Restaurant | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
As you descend the technicolor stairwell into Tokyo's Robot Restaurant, it's like stepping into an alternate reality. Here's how it all comes together.
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Do they deliver...via drones?? ;)

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Scientists develop tiny robots that drill into cancer cells to kill them

Scientists develop tiny robots that drill into cancer cells to kill them | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Scientists have developed nanomachines that are capable of drilling into cancer cells, killing them within minutes.
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This is really cool. 

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These Are Not the Robots We Were Promised

These Are Not the Robots We Were Promised | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
We were expecting Rosie from “The Jetsons” or maybe C3PO. Why did we end up with Alexa?
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Haven't felt a need for "smart speakers" yet. ;)

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VR Promises a Surprising Tech Alternative to Painkillers 

VR Promises a Surprising Tech Alternative to Painkillers  | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Virtual reality could be an alternative to painkillers or treatment in the massive national opioid crisis the United States is currently going through.
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Now this is interesting. 

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Kids Bike Through Their Own Artwork In This VR Workshop 

Kids Bike Through Their Own Artwork In This VR Workshop  | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Share TweetThe immersive learning experience uses VR to let young participants pedal a stationary bike through their drawings and clay figures. Remember when arts and crafts meant some glue sticks and a handful of dry macaroni? Ah yes, it was a simpler time that the children of today will unfortunately never fully understand. Especially when …
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Gotta see if we can do this!!

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GameGuru Game Maker: Education Bundle! 

GameGuru Game Maker: Education Bundle!  | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Making your own games has never been easier. GameGuru is packed with game making technology and expanding with new features all the time.
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Check out the Education Bundle! Heckuva deal! 

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How to Find the Best 3D Modeling Software for 3D Printing

How to Find the Best 3D Modeling Software for 3D Printing | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
"What is the best 3D modeling software?” The ugly truth is, “It depends.” We can’t tell you which software you should use. But we can tell you how to find it!
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This will come in handy. 

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The Washington Post's robot reporter has published 850 articles in the past year 

The Washington Post's robot reporter has published 850 articles in the past year  | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
The Post has produced 850 basic reports using AI, but is more interested in using it to aid more ambitious journalism.
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Does it spellcheck itself?? ;)

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Dell's VR 'Visor' Headset Now Available For Pre-order 

Dell's VR 'Visor' Headset Now Available For Pre-order  | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Dell’s virtual reality headset may be only one out of an entire fleet of PC VR devices designed with the auspices of Microsoft, but it appears to be the first consumer headset of the bunch currently up for pre-order. Slated to deliver their first batch on October 17th, you can pre-order the headset from Dell for …
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Everybody's getting into it! ;)

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California is planning to ban marijuana deliveries by drone

California is planning to ban marijuana deliveries by drone | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
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Talk about a buzzkill. ;)

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Super-Sizing Lego Sets Is the Only Reason You Need a 3D Printer

Super-Sizing Lego Sets Is the Only Reason You Need a 3D Printer | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
They’ve been used by large companies for rapidly creating prototypes for at least a few decades, but finding a reason to put a 3D printer in every home hasn’t been as successful. Making accessories for your vacuum? Boring. Building pop bottle bridges? Meh. Super-sizing Lego? Hello holy grail of 3D printing.
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MAIN reason, maybe. ONLY reason, no. ;)

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'Onward' Mil-Sim Shooter is Hosting a Free Weekend Starting Thursday

'Onward' Mil-Sim Shooter is Hosting a Free Weekend Starting Thursday | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Onward, the mil-sim tactical multiplayer shooter, has garnered a hardcore playerbase since it released on Steam Early Access a year ago, and if you want to know what all the hubbub is about surrounding what many are hailing as the end-all VR shooter, you’ll be able to get a taste from September 14-17 during the game’s free access …
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Gotta make time to check this out! 

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Google 'Tilt Brush' Now Lets You Easily Import Objects From 'Blocks' 3D Modeling App

Google 'Tilt Brush' Now Lets You Easily Import Objects From 'Blocks' 3D Modeling App | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Google has pushed an update to its VR paint program Tilt Brush (2016) that finally lets you intuitively drag your 3D creations in from Blocks (2017), the company’s latest 3D modeling app for VR. Before the new Tilt Brush update, importing a model you built-in Blocks required you to manually move the file over between folders, and then select …
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Gotta get a Rift just to use Tilt Brush. ;)

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Hurricanes show why drones are the future of disaster relief

Hurricanes show why drones are the future of disaster relief | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
When it comes to assessing damage and spotting people in distress, drones may be hard to beat.
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Go drones! 

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In the Future, Warehouse Robots Will Learn on Their Own

In the Future, Warehouse Robots Will Learn on Their Own | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
At the University of California, Berkeley, robots are teaching themselves to grab objects they’ve never seen before.
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Robots are all over the news! 

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Want a Robot to Walk Like You? Don't Expect It to Look Human

Want a Robot to Walk Like You? Don't Expect It to Look Human | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Getting a bipedal robot to not fall on its face, much less walk, is a feat that no one has mastered. But roboticists are getting there.
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Well, OK...if I must. ;)

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Can a robot pass a university entrance exam?

Can a robot pass a university entrance exam? | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Meet Todai Robot, an AI project that performed in the top 20 percent of students on the entrance exam for the University of Tokyo -- without actually understanding a thing. While it's not matriculating anytime soon, Todai Robot's success raises alarming questions for the future of human education. How can we help kids excel at the things that humans will always do better than AI?
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Does it have plenty of money?? ;)

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Robota 3D Printers: Egypt

Robota 3D Printers: Egypt | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it

ROBOTA manufactures machines customized to your needs and help you start your business. Laser cutting machines, 4-Axis CNC Routers, PCB Routers, 3D printers ..

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Coming soon! Local -- as in Alexandria -- manufacturer! 

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