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Wonderful iPad Apps to Teach Kids about Astronomy

Wonderful iPad Apps to Teach Kids about Astronomy | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
"Today I am taking you into the vast and mysterious realm of the outer space to discover and learn about its wonders, of course not in spaceship!
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Geeky-cool stuff. 

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Bonnie Bracey Sutton's curator insight, November 5, 2013 10:15 AM

Hot chocolate and a star party work too.

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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World's 1st Laser Weapon Is Ready to Blast Rogue Drones

World's 1st Laser Weapon Is Ready to Blast Rogue Drones | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
The Laser Weapons System, a high-powered laser aboard the USS Ponce, has the ability to silently zap airborne drones.
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Coming soon to theaters: "Drone Wars." ;)

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When Will We See the First Robot That Is Indistinguishable From a Human?

When Will We See the First Robot That Is Indistinguishable From a Human? | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Every year we are seeing progress in artificial intelligence and android technology, but when will we finally perfect the humanoid robot? Here's a timeline for when you can expect to mistake a machine for a man.
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I've met lots of humans who were indistinguishable from robots. ;)

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Google robot produces a million mosquitoes a week to release into wild

Google robot produces a million mosquitoes a week to release into wild | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
The parent company of Google has built a robot that can grow and release 1 million mosquitoes a week into environments in California.

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Gee, what could go wrong?? ;)

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ETH zurich 3D prints a beating artificial heart

ETH zurich 3D prints a beating artificial heart | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
ETH zürich researchers have 3D printed a soft silicone heart that beats almost like a real human organ.
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Doesn't get much geeky-cooler than this!! ;)

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Drone camp gives girls lofty career ambitions

Drone camp gives girls lofty career ambitions | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
A passionate science educator uses drones as the vehicle to encourage more young women into careers in science and technology.
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Hey, great idea! Hope to steal...er, borrow...it. ;)

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The 10 Coolest Things Being Built with Apple's ARKit Right Now 

The 10 Coolest Things Being Built with Apple's ARKit Right Now  | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Apple’s ARKit has been out for developers since it was announced last month. Because of the mind-boggling number of iPhones and iPads capable of running ARKit, the new tool is already spreading its augmented reality wings across the Internet thanks to a diverse set of developers. Here we take a look at some of the coolest publicly-shared AR projects …
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If you're an Apple school, you've gotta check this out! 

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'4D Toys' is a Unique VR Puzzler 

'4D Toys' is a Unique VR Puzzler  | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Marc ten Bosch’s side project 4D Toys is a unique physics-based toy box using the game engine he created for Miegakure, a groundbreaking 4D puzzle-platformer. Launched on June 2nd for SteamVR and iOS, the app simulates an environment with a fourth spatial dimension, where players can freely manipulate four-dimensional objects with dynamic physics. Starting the …
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This Mom Used VR to Open Up New Worlds for Her Son 

This Mom Used VR to Open Up New Worlds for Her Son  | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Share TweetDespite the limitations of his body, now he can use VR to see the world. Tim Bartow is a filmmaker and writer hailing from Kansas City, Missouri. As one of only 100 Americans affected by the extremely rare genetic disorder Lesch Nyhan, which results in celebral palsy, Tim uses a wheelchair. Though Tim has no cognitive impairments, people …
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Google's stunning Blocks app lets anyone create a world in VR

Google's stunning Blocks app lets anyone create a world in VR | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Google's Blocks app was designed so anyone can create a world in VR. The results are absolutely mesmerizing, and easier than you think.

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How is it I had never heard of this before?? Thanks to Cindy Rudy.

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Jeff Domansky's curator insight, July 13, 2:46 PM

Does virtual reality make sense in your world of marketing, content or education?  Check out Google Blocks which lets you create your own VR world.

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Facebook to Ship a $200 VR Headset in 2018

Facebook to Ship a $200 VR Headset in 2018 | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
According to a report by Bloomberg, Facebook is working on a wireless, standalone VR headset said to target the $200 price range. Citing “people familiar with its development,” the report reveals the Oculus-branded headset, code named ‘Pacific’, will ship sometime next year. The headset is said to be more compact than the company’s PC VR headset the Oculus Rift, …
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Wireless and standalone! 

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Virtual reality vs. augmented reality: Which is the future?

Virtual reality vs. augmented reality: Which is the future? | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
They're yin and yang, two cutting edge technologies that could change the world, but currently involve dorky hardware and are the subject of fascination for the world's most influential people in technology. But while AR and VR have a lot in common, they could also lead us down totally different paths in entertainment, gaming, communication…
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Hmm...depends on what you're trying to do. ;)

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Huge Oculus Rift & Touch Sale Brings Price to $400

Huge Oculus Rift & Touch Sale Brings Price to $400 | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Oculus is giving the Rift & Touch their biggest discount yet for a six week-long sale. $400 will get you both the Rift headset and the Touch controllers, and a slew of bundled content. At the start of 2017, the Oculus Rift + Touch controllers cost $800, the same as the HTC Vive. Starting today, …
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Now that's reasonable. But my gaming laptop didn't pass the test! ;)

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Check if Your PC is VR Ready for Oculus Rift and HTC Vive

Check if Your PC is VR Ready for Oculus Rift and HTC Vive | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
With content for Oculus Rift and HTC Vive maturing since their respective launches last year, there’s more reason than ever to finally jump into VR—especially now that the Rift + Touch is on sale for $400. For the gamers out there who are beginning to consider purchasing a headset, one major question marks the starting point on their …
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The future of 3D printing is in another dimension

The future of 3D printing is in another dimension | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
4D printing is a method created to push the boundaries of what is possible with a 3D printer.The term was first coined in a TED Talk by Skylar Tibbits, an associate professor of architecture at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).Put simply, the method uses 3D printing to make a flat map of an
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Geeky-coolest thing I've seen...all week. ;)

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It's Not Whether You Win Or Lose: Serious Play Conference 2017

David W. Deeds' presentation for the 2017 Serious Play Conference. "It's Not Whether You Win Or Lose: Hits & Misses with Games-Based Learning (GBL) in K-12" ex…
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Did the presentation this morning! 

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Security Robot Takes Its Own Life in DC Fountain Tragedy

Security Robot Takes Its Own Life in DC Fountain Tragedy | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Life became too painful for one of a handful of Knightscope K5 security robots today. It tragically took its ow
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It had seemed rather depressed lately. ;)

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Scientists find virtual reality can reduce the pain associated with dental treatment

Scientists find virtual reality can reduce the pain associated with dental treatment | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
A virtual coastal environment can be employed to manage pain, according to research published in the scientific journal Environment and Behavior. The stud
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What CAN'T virtual reality do?? ;)

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Until holodecks arrive, AR not VR will be where the action is

Until holodecks arrive, AR not VR will be where the action is | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
While I’m generally more of a hard-SF fan, I’m not above a little lighthearted fun where sci-fi is concerned – so I can enjoy a good Star Trek episode as much as the next person. And th…
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'Medium' Update Lets You Sculpt in VR With Friends 

'Medium' Update Lets You Sculpt in VR With Friends  | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Oculus Medium lets you sculpt virtual models in VR, but until now you’ve had to do it all alone. A new update to the program brings multiplayer functionality, allowing you and a friend to create and collaborate together. Version 1.2 of Medium, now available, adds the Studio Share feature which lets you connect with a friend …
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Imagine a class working together! 

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Holovis Uses Giant Robot Arms for Intense VR Motion Simulated Experiences 

Holovis Uses Giant Robot Arms for Intense VR Motion Simulated Experiences  | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
First demonstrated to theme park executives at the Asian Attractions Expo in Singapore last month, Holovis’ R3ex (Rideable Realtime Robot Experiences) project combines virtual reality with four/six-axis robot arm amusement rides. The technology claims to offer the rider genuine interactivity and ‘complete agency’ over the experience, including real-time control of the motion profile. Theme parks …
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Might be beyond budget, but still cool. ;)

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This AR Firefighter Helmet Will Save Lives 

This AR Firefighter Helmet Will Save Lives  | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Share TweetHow augmented reality can help assist firefighters in saving lives.  One of the trustiest tools firefighters have in burning buildings is a thermal-imaging camera, a device that allows them to see through dense smoke. Unfortunately, to use it, a firefighter has to stop, take a photo, and then evaluate the information they see on-screen. In normal environments, those few …
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Why Facebook, Google, and Snap Love AR – and What’s Coming Next

Why Facebook, Google, and Snap Love AR – and What’s Coming Next | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
After years of dormancy, the hype around augmented reality (AR) is ratcheting back up. Here's your guide to AR and the major players in the space.
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Geeky-cool stuff on its way! ;)

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Next-gen drones will fly and dive into the sea like pelicans

Next-gen drones will fly and dive into the sea like pelicans | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Underwater "glider" drones can travel far on little power, but they're slow. The US navy wants to give them a speed boost by letting them take flight
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Just in case you have a need for that. ;)

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MIT Develops 3D Chip That Integrates CPU, Memory 

MIT Develops 3D Chip That Integrates CPU, Memory  | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
A new type of chip manufacturing could one day lead to designs that stack CPU and logic in the sam
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Use a Drone Simulator to Practice Before You Buy

Use a Drone Simulator to Practice Before You Buy | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
No one wants to buy a $500 hobby drone only to discover they’re a bad pilot, especially considering how one bad twist or crash can leave your investment in pieces. Practice on a simulator before you buy one, just to be safe (and show off in front of friends).
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Make your students use a drone simulator first! ;)

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