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Design and Technology need to be at the heart of the country's recovery
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Meet Zuta, the tiny printer that drives itself to make documents on the go | ZDNet

Meet Zuta, the tiny printer that drives itself to make documents on the go | ZDNet | Bring back UK Design & Technology | Scoop.it
Think printing is boring? Check out this independent little printer, and think again.
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How neat.  It could make a great robot for working on coding as well.

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MAKE.DIGITAL education initiative

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Great site for learning more about 3D digital and Design.

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The state of IT jobs in the UK | ZDNet

The state of IT jobs in the UK | ZDNet | Bring back UK Design & Technology | Scoop.it
What are the significant trends in the UK IT job market, and which jobs are likely to be 'hot' in the future?
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Fascinating insights into UK ICT, jobs and the future prediction for growth. #Itoldyouso

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Manufacturing sector suffers nearly 20% increase in insolvencies | ExaroNews

Manufacturing sector suffers nearly 20% increase in insolvencies | ExaroNews | Bring back UK Design & Technology | Scoop.it
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Really bad news.....goes to show how deeply the recession bit.

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Toys - Teaching Ideas and Resources

Toys - Teaching Ideas and Resources | Bring back UK Design & Technology | Scoop.it
Find educational ideas, resources, videos and links related to Toys.
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Any excuse - Toys are always a great focus.....

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Design For Life | Irwin Mitchell

Design For Life | Irwin Mitchell | Bring back UK Design & Technology | Scoop.it

Does Do you have an invention just waiting to be discovered? Or an idea you can’t wait to share? Design for Life, our brand new competition with Disability Rights UK, is looking for your brightest spark!

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DOES YOUR IDEA HAVE LEGS?

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EU ban on powerful vacuum cleaners prompts anger and legal challenge

EU ban on powerful vacuum cleaners prompts anger and legal challenge | Bring back UK Design & Technology | Scoop.it
Which? tells consumers to buy now as Best Buy cleaners fall foul of EU energy label that prohibits motors above 1,600w
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Madness!

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Disney Conquers Physics, Uses 3D Printing To Create Impossible Spinning Tops | TechCrunch

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qquek0c5bt4#t=131 Have you ever been sitting around bored and found yourself trying to get some random household object..
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Optimising all variables. Great concept well explained.

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Watch solid flat metal sheets being inflated like water balloons

That crazy nutter of Colin Furze is at it again with more garage tinkering, this time making 3D shapes out of completely flat metal sheets, using water pressure to inflate them like water ...
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Don't do this at home.....but fascinating.

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3D Printing: Building the Future | ZDNet

3D Printing: Building the Future | ZDNet | Bring back UK Design & Technology | Scoop.it
When you look at the industries that 3D printing is destined to disrupt in the future, the list is long and distinguished. Here is our take on the state of 3D printing, the ways companies are using it today, and how it's going to revolutionize the future of business.
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A really good "Special Feature" about what has become known as 3D Printing.

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Mota $99 3D Printer: Too Good To Be True | TechCrunch

Mota $99 3D Printer: Too Good To Be True | TechCrunch | Bring back UK Design & Technology | Scoop.it
An affordable yet high quality consumer 3D printer has turned out too good to be true, surprising no one. The 3D printer market is generally sitting in a..
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How could the price be right?

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Prezi - Mastering the Prezi zoom

Prezi - Mastering the Prezi zoom | Bring back UK Design & Technology | Scoop.it

As cool as it is, there is such a thing as too much Prezi zoom. If you’ve ever sat through a presentation that felt more like a rollercoaster ride than a speech, you know what we mean. That 180º flip may feel from the stage, but you don’t want to send your audience running for motion sickness bags...


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Great series of Prezi tutorials

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Mirta Liliana Filgueira's curator insight, July 18, 11:28 AM

El zoom de Prezi.

Maru Peltonen's curator insight, July 28, 5:36 AM

Prezit ilman huimausta, jess!

Sarah Ogden's curator insight, August 12, 8:37 AM

As one who gets motion sick at some Prezis, as well as the intro roller coaster intro at the movie theater, this is great :}

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If the iPad Was a Company …

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If the iPad Was a Company …

http://ipadinsight.com/ipad/if-the-ipad-was-a-company/ - iPad Insight - Google+
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BIG.....

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Cheaper than Solar: Gravity-Powered Lights for the Developing World

Cheaper than Solar: Gravity-Powered Lights for the Developing World | Bring back UK Design & Technology | Scoop.it
Solar lighting has been touted as a safe alternative to kerosene lamps for the developing world, but the latest gravity-powered lights may be better.
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A design that matters.

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Here's What The Global Smartphone Market Looks Like Before The iPhone 6 Launch

Here's What The Global Smartphone Market Looks Like Before The iPhone 6 Launch | Bring back UK Design & Technology | Scoop.it
Android dominates. Apple holds firm. Windows Phone sees a flicker of life.
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Curiosity is just starting to peak....

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UK entrepreneurs: we need better visas, better internet and a better ICO

UK entrepreneurs: we need better visas, better internet and a better ICO | Bring back UK Design & Technology | Scoop.it
Cross-party tech manifesto calls for commitments on everything from tech infrastructure to more resources for Information Commissioner
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Its looking good guys, but you need to start seeking ways to stimulate school participation.

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Modbook Pro X — 15.4" Retina Quad-Core Mac OS X Tablet

Modbook Pro X — 15.4" Retina Quad-Core Mac OS X Tablet | Bring back UK Design & Technology | Scoop.it
Unleash your creativity with the most innovative and powerful pen tablet ever, the Mac-based 15.4-inch Retina display Modbook Pro X.
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Modbook seeks funding to go 'Mad' Spec book powerful!

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World changing Bio Fuel technology is finally here!

World changing Bio Fuel technology is finally here! | Bring back UK Design & Technology | Scoop.it
We are all about making powerful 100% natural Renewable SUPER BIO FUEL ! We're supporting real farming families in Kentucky to grow the seed oil to produce it!
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Is this an answer to bio fuel possibilities?

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A Trash Can Jonathan Ive Could Love

Now on Kickstarter, the Swing Bin is the most beautiful trash can we've ever seen.
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Simplicty, but would it be practical? Think of the way the lid goes?

 

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Free Photo Editing Software Lets You Manipulate Objects in 3D

Impressive as they may be, Photoshop tricks are a little bit trite. But what if those same sorts of mind-bending manipulations came to life in 3D, allowing you to change the story of a photograph? Well, a new photo editing tool from some of the nation's top computer scientists lets you do just that. The best part is, you can try it out for free.
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Impressive indeed......and Mac source code is available.

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This Piece Of Paper Folds Itself Into A Robot

This Piece Of Paper Folds Itself Into A Robot | Bring back UK Design & Technology | Scoop.it

Saw this on TV.  I wonder if it't go standard First Class? Imagine a ream of flat sheets sent into space, folding themselves to form a satellite, or a flat robot sent into a collapsed building to assemble itself and perform its function.

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Saw this on TV.  I wonder if it't go standard First Class?

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Maya Free Download | Free Student Version for Academics

Maya Free Download | Free Student Version for Academics | Bring back UK Design & Technology | Scoop.it
Access Maya free student download. Get a 3-year license of this software for educational use.
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FREE - free.  Maya is a well know leader in the 3D world.  Get it, use it.

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iWasher

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This is my washing machine These are the two settings I use on the washing machine. The first... The second... And these are all the other settings on the washing machine that I don't use... This w...
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....this is something that  particular so called "systems thinking" converts just wouldn't accept.

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Students encouraged to Design The Future with free 3D resources - Innovate My School

Students encouraged to Design The Future with free 3D resources - Innovate My School | Bring back UK Design & Technology | Scoop.it
Many major companies are making a concerted effort to prepare students for the modern workplace. One of these groups, Autodesk, has released a series of free resources to help learners get to grips with 3D technology.
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Autodesk is making an investment in today’s students by offering schools free access to professional 3D design software and creativity apps, all as part of their Design The Future campaign.

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▶ How the Maker Movement Connects Students to Engineering and Technology - YouTube #makered

"Eighth-grader Quin uses his passion for electronics to teach fellow students about 3D printing, arduinos, and other hands-on lessons in STEM skills." 


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If only video had been accessible when I taught CDT. Today, there is no excuse.

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