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The Virtual World Exchange

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VirWoX is the best place to buy or sell Linden Dollars, Avination C$, and OMC.
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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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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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Blocker is a Revolutionary AR Application for Filmmakers 

Blocker is a Revolutionary AR Application for Filmmakers  | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Share TweetFilmmakers rejoice! Augmented Reality just made your job a whole lot easier. Much has been made of the storytelling capacities of VR and AR, but what about using them as tools to aid other storytelling media? The recent release of iOS 11 has ushered in a slate of new AR applications into the mainstream, …
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GoPro Unleashes Fusion, a 5.2K VR Camera That Fits in Your Pocket

GoPro Unleashes Fusion, a 5.2K VR Camera That Fits in Your Pocket | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
GoPro doesn't want you to just capture virtual reality with the Fusion. It wants you to relive the real thing.
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Five Jobs Robots Won't Be Stealing 

Five Jobs Robots Won't Be Stealing  | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
It’s easy to look at the constantly changing technology of our society and worry that human workers will be obsolete…
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#1 on the list: Teachers! ;)

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The 3 Biggest Challenges Facing Augmented Reality Today

The 3 Biggest Challenges Facing Augmented Reality Today | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
With the hype surrounding Apple and Google’s (admittedly very cool) AR tracking tech now in the hands of tens of millions of developers and users, you might be tempted to think that immersive augmented reality experiences—delivering the promise of wild AR concept videos we’ve seen over the last decade—are just around the corner. While we …
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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

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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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Topology lets you try before you buy glasses using AR in an app

Topology lets you try before you buy glasses using AR in an app | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Topology Eyewear is an augmented reality app providing custom-fit glasses from a 3D scan of your face. Most glasses are mass manufactured to fit a supposedly..
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Oculus Rift Closes in on Steam Majority Market Share

Oculus Rift Closes in on Steam Majority Market Share | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
According to the latest figures from Steam’s Hardware & Software Survey, the Oculus Rift has picked up an additional 3.1% of the market share of VR headsets on Steam. On the trail end of a major summer sale, the headset has set its new record high for the third month in a row. The HTC Vive …
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Google, Facebook and Microsoft Line Up For VR Standalone Push

Google, Facebook and Microsoft Line Up For VR Standalone Push | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
We are expecting major announcements related to VR from Microsoft, Google and Facebook. Here is what you can expect.
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New Films Use Virtual Reality to Immerse Movie Fans 

New Films Use Virtual Reality to Immerse Movie Fans  | 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Filmmakers use 360-degree video, 3D-game-like environments, immersive sound, head mounted displays, motion chairs and scent emitters to immerse movie fans.
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