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R.I.P. Netbook, the Underpowered, Slow, Clunky Future of Computing.

R.I.P. Netbook, the Underpowered, Slow, Clunky Future of Computing. | Bring back UK Design & Technology | Scoop.it
Netbooks are dead. Good riddance! Just a few years ago, these small, underpowered, ultracheap laptops were considered the future of the computer industry.
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At last.....and the thoughts are Apple helped kill off the netbook.  Great.  Good Riddance.

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another wind turbine failure - Google Search

another wind turbine failure - Google Search | Bring back UK Design & Technology | Scoop.it
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Few people know that Wind turbines suffer failures. How would you make safer turbines?

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CES 2015: Five big 3D printing trends to shape the year ahead

CES 2015: Five big 3D printing trends to shape the year ahead | Bring back UK Design & Technology | Scoop.it
CES 2015 launched its first 3D printing pavilion and TechRepublic's Lyndsey Gilpin scoured it for the latest developments. Here are the five big trends she found.
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3D Printing in 2015.  Watch the invasion of the classroom.

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(2) Home - Quora

(2) Home - Quora | Bring back UK Design & Technology | Scoop.it
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Seriously, there is a problem here.  Don't always rely on specifications. There are many differences. Real World test are better.  In this case, its better design.

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14 Coolest 3D Printing Stories of 2014

14 Coolest 3D Printing Stories of 2014 | Bring back UK Design & Technology | Scoop.it
On January 23rd of this year, 3DPrint.com officially launched. We were just a 2-man team back then -- but fast forward 11 months and we now have 5 full time emp
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Some interesting examples of where the 'state of the art' is in 2014.

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Dream Car 2015 | Toyota UK

dream car art contest What would the best car in the world look like?
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Now we are getting somewhere...... 

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Design and technology 'marginalised'

Design and technology 'marginalised' | Bring back UK Design & Technology | Scoop.it
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Lost in the curriculum? I'll say it again and again..... Design and Technology taught well is just what the engineers and innovators of the future need to experience. 

http://www.dezeen.com/2014/11/13/design-education-tragic-says-jonathan-ive-apple/

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Lego's egalitarian instructions from the 1970s

Lego's egalitarian instructions from the 1970s | Bring back UK Design & Technology | Scoop.it
This is going around the 'net like lightning. It's wonderful, but is it real? How likely is it that Lego would have used a proportional Times-esque typeface--with such rough layout--in the early 1970s?
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Hoorah, hoorah..... its like a new conservative Education manifesto (Not).  A lot can be learned from a toy.  Come on Le -go (let go).

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How 3D Printing Is Going To Change The World

How 3D Printing Is Going To Change The World | Bring back UK Design & Technology | Scoop.it
Printable limbs and organs, printable guns, printable pizza?! This technology will change our lives.

Via David W. Deeds
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Who wouldn't want to know more?

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David W. Deeds's curator insight, November 21, 2014 10:17 AM

More on 3D printing! 

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Incredibly Complex Paper Pop-Up Sculptures by Peter Dahmen

Incredibly Complex Paper Pop-Up Sculptures by Peter Dahmen | Bring back UK Design & Technology | Scoop.it
German designer Peter Dahmen creates pop-up paper sculptures that open to reveal astonishingly complex forms. Dahmen talks about his artistic process and demonstrates a number of his beautiful scul...
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Formidable folding.....

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U.S. Warns Apple Users About iOS 'Masque Attack'

U.S. Warns Apple Users About iOS 'Masque Attack' | Bring back UK Design & Technology | Scoop.it
Security weakness allows a hacker to replace an iOS app with malware
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If you switch off Apple's "officially" recommended security, then there is a chance.  There, told you.

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Solving the connectivity problem in schools | PublicTechnology.net

Solving the connectivity problem in schools | PublicTechnology.net | Bring back UK Design & Technology | Scoop.it
Ultimately, schools need to be given more guidance in helping them choose which technologies are right for them.
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Ultimately, schools need to be given more guidance in helping them choose which technologies are right for them - even handedly.  

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Unusual stairs - StumbleUpon

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Wow, these are spectacular, but maybe not accessibility tuned.

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Arduino + Car = Carduino. 3D Printed RC Car That Can Be Customized, Printed ... - 3DPrint.com

Arduino + Car = Carduino. 3D Printed RC Car That Can Be Customized, Printed ... - 3DPrint.com | Bring back UK Design & Technology | Scoop.it
Remote controlled (RC) cars hold a place in the hearts of so many. Just as we've seen through resurgences of Tang, My Little Pony, and even the Backstreet Boys

Via F. Thunus
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More great project ideas based on Arduino

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Daniel Morgenstern's curator insight, October 31, 2014 9:28 AM

Un projet qui montre peut-être le futur du jouet : impression 3D personnalisée, carte Arduino et montage. Voilà votre voiture télécommandée avec votre  smartphone !

Est-ce que cela peut devenir également un projet de classe ??

 

extrait traduit : "la Carduino est l'un des quatre premiers grands projets de Maker Club qui peuvent être mises en œuvre au niveau de l'école et des entreprises par les enfants et les familles. Alors que les enfants élevés dans les générations précédentes ont dû compter sur les kits ou Radio Shack pour leurs voitures radio-commandées, les enfants d'aujourd'hui peuvent vraiment fabriquer la leur.

Maker Club expédie l'électronique, vous imprimez le reste (en suivant les instructions et en utilisant les fichiers de stl Maker Club), et puis vous la pilotez".

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Learning to code: How CareerFoundry's program launches successful careers

Learning to code: How CareerFoundry's program launches successful careers | Bring back UK Design & Technology | Scoop.it
In the U.S. today, the vast majority of young students pick up, put down, play with, watch, and interact with electronics all day long. Their smartphones are the core of their social lifestyle, and...
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Excellent news

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When Stop Motion met 3D Printing

When Stop Motion met 3D Printing | Bring back UK Design & Technology | Scoop.it
Whilst 3D printing technology is a relatively modern concept, stop motion animation has been around for decades. Who would have thought then, that the two would fit together so effortlessly? Of course, when you look at it logistically, it's obvious......
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Music, animation and 3D Printing.....

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Steve Jobs And President Obama Had A Dinner Together In 2011 That May Have Changed The Course Of US History

Steve Jobs And President Obama Had A Dinner Together In 2011 That May Have Changed The Course Of US History | Bring back UK Design & Technology | Scoop.it
Guess who's coming to dinner.
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If this is true, it may have made a massive difference. It's a shame no one from the UK Government could have the same experience.....Jobs was a 'one-off'.  That said, I'm sure Jony Ive has tried his best.

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Apple, Please Make This iPod Classic Cover A Reality

Apple, Please Make This iPod Classic Cover A Reality | Bring back UK Design & Technology | Scoop.it
Apple uncerimoniously killed off the iPod Classic a few months ago, and the internet, as it is wont to do, basically exploded with consumerist anger. Although the iPod Classic probably won't be coming back any time soon, this concept, if it were to become real, would make it all ok.
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Nice idea - maybe an alternative UI (retro) UI?

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Man Successfully Controls 2 Prosthetic Arms With Just His Thoughts

Man Successfully Controls 2 Prosthetic Arms With Just His Thoughts | Bring back UK Design & Technology | Scoop.it
A Colorado man can now control two prosthetic arms with his mind.

Les Baugh lost both his arms in an electrical accident 40 years ago. But with the help Johns Hopkins University's Applied Physics Laboratory and DARPA (Defense Advanced Research Pro...
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Amazing - man and machine - technology and design in perfect synchronisation.

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How to Turn a Classroom Research Project into an Infographic | Edudemic

How to Turn a Classroom Research Project into an Infographic | Edudemic | Bring back UK Design & Technology | Scoop.it

Conveying information in a striking, concise way has never been more important, and infographics are the perfect pedagogical tool with which to do so. Below, you’ll find my experience with designing an infographic-friendly classroom research project, explained in a step-by-step process you can implement in your own classroom.


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The Rice Process's curator insight, November 24, 2014 8:22 AM

infographics present the greatest opportunity to increase the effectiveness of what is being taught. Designing visual representation of information is more than translating words to pictorials.  The construction involves filtering the information, drawing relationships, revealing patterns and representing the information as meaningful content. 

Alfredo Corell's curator insight, November 25, 2014 3:05 AM

For this process, I recommend NeoMam Studio’s “13 Reasons Why Your Brain Craves Infographics,” which describes their efficacy in a visually compelling way...

Anna-Liisa Hayward's curator insight, November 25, 2014 7:50 AM

Very useful!

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Here's a machine that turns water into synthetic gasoline

Here's a machine that turns water into synthetic gasoline | Bring back UK Design & Technology | Scoop.it

Now if this technology works.......Even with the amount of electric vehicles we've seen lately, it's likely going to be a long time until they completely replace traditional combustion

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If this technology were to work, what next?

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European Robotics Week 2014 - over 300 events!

European Robotics Week 2014 - over 300 events! | Bring back UK Design & Technology | Scoop.it

 wonder how many D&T Departments Over 300 events are scheduled to take place in 20 countries all across Europe! A new music festival? No! It's the European Robotics Week 2014.

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I wonder how many D&T Depts take part?

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Design education is "tragic", says Jonathan Ive

Design education is "tragic", says Jonathan Ive | Bring back UK Design & Technology | Scoop.it
Design education is "tragic"
says Jonathan Ive
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It is wonderful to hear Jony Ive talking up Design Education. More...more...more please. You CAN influence the establishment.

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12 design secrets spilled by Jony Ive | Cult of Mac

12 design secrets spilled by Jony Ive | Cult of Mac | Bring back UK Design & Technology | Scoop.it
The world's most famous designer, Jony Ive. Photo: Apple Jony Ive made a rare public appearance at the Design Museum in London yesterday, where he discusse
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Designers must be makers......

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All-in-One FLUX Makes 3D Printing, Scanning and Laser Engraving Awesomely Affordable at $599 - PROTECH

All-in-One FLUX Makes 3D Printing, Scanning and Laser Engraving Awesomely Affordable at $599 - PROTECH | Bring back UK Design & Technology | Scoop.it
We’ve all heard of 3D printers and as great as it would be to own one, the price tag of over $1500 is a pretty solid deterrent. The FLUX team, a group of young, talented entrepreneurs from Taiwan, decided to take a new route when designing FLUX – they started from scratch. In a world where ideas and products are mimicked, copied and sometimes even outright stolen, FLUX took the slow route, working through 4 different prototypes and over 30 working units, until they had their idea expertly crafte
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Quite remarkable, flexible and low cost solution for Education.

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British Museum now lets you 3D print its artifacts using Sketchfab

British Museum now lets you 3D print its artifacts using Sketchfab | Bring back UK Design & Technology | Scoop.it
Sketchfab, a platform that lets users publish and share 3D content online, unveiled on Thursday an option for users to make their files downloadable.
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Great resource for education.

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