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The Potential of Educational Technology in Higher Ed

The Potential of Educational Technology in Higher Ed | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
The Potential of EdTech in Higher Education Infographic explores the potential of innovative technologies to expand access to higher education in America. (The Potential of Educational Technology in High...
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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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The age of robots could be a new Renaissance. This is why.

The age of robots could be a new Renaissance. This is why. | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
We are entering the age of artificial intelligence. But as these machines grown in ability and complexity, how can we ensure they reflect the best of humanity, rather than the worst?
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Facebook's Oculus reveals stand-alone virtual reality headset

Facebook's Oculus reveals stand-alone virtual reality headset | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Oculus Go will not require linking to a smartphone or personal computer like its predecessor, the Oculus Rift, and will cost less at $199
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No more cables! 

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Facebook really wants you to care about VR

Facebook really wants you to care about VR | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Mark Zuckerberg pulls the wraps off a new virtual reality device he wants one billion people around the world to use. But is it different enough to become a mainstream hit?
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I do, I do!! ;)

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Sumo Wrestlers Could Make Future Robots More Nimble

Sumo Wrestlers Could Make Future Robots More Nimble | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Forcing AI agents to wrestle led them to learn skills like balancing—and deceiving opponents.
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They would, however, have weight problems. ;)

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Autonomous Robot Surgeon Beats Human Surgeons

Autonomous Robot Surgeon Beats Human Surgeons | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
A robot designed for tumor removal makes more precise cuts with less tissue damage
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ACSTAC 2017: Using Virtual Worlds: David W. Deeds

ACSTAC: Anatolia College of Science and Technology Annual Conference. This is David W. Deeds' workshop on virtual worlds. ACSTAC 2017 will be held Nov. 24-26 a…
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Innovative approach to 3D concrete printing recognised

Innovative approach to 3D concrete printing recognised | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Swinburne researchers recognised for leadership and innovative approach to emerging field of 3D concrete printing
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Should You Leave Grandma With The Robot?

Should You Leave Grandma With The Robot? | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Once a technology that treats emotions as data becomes pervasive, we may soon find that data is the only aspect of emotion we come to recognize or value, says astrophysicist Adam Frank.
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Linden Lab Launches First Grid-Wide Game in Second Life

Linden Lab Launches First Grid-Wide Game in Second Life | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
"Tyrah & the Curse of the Magical Glytches" is a new adventure game that just launched in Second Life, and it's major news in several ways: It's a game developed and run by Linden Lab itself, and after 1
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'Anamorphine' to Shine a Light on Mental Health With an Introspective Trip Through Depression, Anxiety & Loss

'Anamorphine' to Shine a Light on Mental Health With an Introspective Trip Through Depression, Anxiety & Loss | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Virtual reality is unique in its ability to allow you to immersively explore the interior of the imagination, including the darker sides of the psyche, the parts that we fear to confront, but inevitably wish to excise from the mind. That’s what Anamorphine is trying to accomplish with its deep, mind-bending dive into love, loss, and the mental …
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Microsoft Is Going All In on Virtual and Augmented Reality

Microsoft Is Going All In on Virtual and Augmented Reality | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
A flurry of of announcements made yesterday serve to highlight the company’s desire to make a success of so-called mixed reality technologies.
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Google Upgrades VR Headset, Debuts AR Features

Google Upgrades VR Headset, Debuts AR Features | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Alphabet Inc.’s Google introduced an updated Daydream VR headset and new augmented-reality software features, aiming to give consumers greater virtual- and augmented-reality experiences through the company’s new Pixel smartphones.
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Diving drones are mining the ocean depths for data 

Diving drones are mining the ocean depths for data  | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Autonomous drones are searching for data everywhere from the Article circle to the depths of the Pacific ocean
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Can it get any cooler than this?? ;)

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This headless robotic cat pillow will wag its way into your heart

This headless robotic cat pillow will wag its way into your heart | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Do you enjoy the sensation of petting a cat or dog, but hate the unconditional love and the fact that they have heads and limbs? Japanese company Yukai Engineering has unveiled the solution t
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Am I the only one who finds this kinda creepy?? ;)

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Creating a More Accessible Art History Course through 3D Printing

Creating a More Accessible Art History Course through 3D Printing | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Art history is a fundamentally visual discipline. Art historians spend a lot of time designing courses on “visual culture” and writing lesson plans to teach “visual literacy” and “visual analysis.”…
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Isn't everything better with 3D printing? 

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There's a huge opportunity in robotics 

There's a huge opportunity in robotics  | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Maya Cakmak is pioneering ways for non-experts to program robots. Her work is opening a new field you should know about.
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You Aren't Ready for the Weirdness of Working With Robots

You Aren't Ready for the Weirdness of Working With Robots | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Welcome to the world of human-robot interaction, in which people have to adapt to the machines as much as the machines have to adapt to us.
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Can it be any weirder than working with humans?? ;)

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The Metal 3D Printing Hype is Real (And Made of Steel)

The Metal 3D Printing Hype is Real (And Made of Steel) | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
All3DP talks to Desktop Metal Co-Founder and CTO Jonah Myerberg about the company's groundbreaking metal 3D printing technology.  
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Inside the Adidas Factory That Uses Robots to Build Running Shoes

Inside the Adidas Factory That Uses Robots to Build Running Shoes | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
How much faster can you build a sneaker, exactly?
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Virtual Reality Gets Real

Virtual Reality Gets Real | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
The next giant step in VR and augmented reality may not come from Facebook, Google or Microsoft. It might just emerge from Varjo Technologies, a tiny startup in Helsinki.
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Good to see Second Life getting some credit! 

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3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech

3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
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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Been so busy I hadn't noticed I'd topped 500,000 views! 

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Can gamification solve the STEM talent gap?

Can gamification solve the STEM talent gap? | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
How do you solve a problem like the STEM talent gap? STEM.org founder Andrew B Raupp believes gamification could be the answer.
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Google Offering $40 Game Bundle With New Daydream View Headset

Google Offering $40 Game Bundle With New Daydream View Headset | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
From now until the end of 2017, Google is offering a game bundle worth $40 with every Daydream View purchase, which includes some of the platform’s best titles. Google’s updated VR headset was announced this week alongside their Pixel 2 smartphones, and begins to ship on October 17th. The 5-game bundle of first-person explorer Eclipse: …
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Uh...is my smartphone "Daydream-ready"? Gotta check. ;)

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Robotics pioneer debunks AI hype seven ways

Robotics pioneer debunks AI hype seven ways | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Mistaken extrapolations, limited imagination, and other common mistakes that distract us from thinking more productively about the future.
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Retired teacher battles chronic pain with virtual reality

Retired teacher battles chronic pain with virtual reality | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Not wanting to become dependent on opioids, the former science teacher turned to an unconventional alternative to manage his chronic pain: virtual reality.
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