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Is Apple's tax avoidance rational?

Is Apple's tax avoidance rational? | Bring back UK Design & Technology | Scoop.it
Why it matters that Apple and other multinationals pay a declining share of the costs of schools, hospitals and the police in developed economies.
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Oh buggar. I'll look after some of that cash - just call.

 

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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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Fostering Resilience & Motivation: Learning Through Design Thinking

Fostering Resilience & Motivation: Learning Through Design Thinking | Bring back UK Design & Technology | Scoop.it
  When tablets are introduced into the classroom, pedagogy changes dramatically as teachers become facilitators of learning. What is known as “design thinking” takes this new focus on students...
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No, NOT NEW, but very much a part of my own life - Design Thinking is rare, and sound in philosophy.

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How the Maker Movement Connects Students to Engineering and Tech - Edutopia

How the Maker Movement Connects Students to Engineering and Tech - Edutopia | Bring back UK Design & Technology | Scoop.it
Sixth-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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Make, enjoy, learn.....

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A tool to fix one of the most dangerous moments in surgery

A tool to fix one of the most dangerous moments in surgery | Bring back UK Design & Technology | Scoop.it
Surgeons are required every day to puncture human skin before procedures — with the risk of damaging what's on the other side. In a fascinating talk, find out how mechanical engineer Nikolai Begg is using physics to update an important medical device, called the trocar, and improve one of the most dangerous moments in many common surgeries.
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Fascinating!

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Apple's secret plans for PrimeSense 3D tech hinted at by new itSeez3D iPad app

Apple's secret plans for PrimeSense 3D tech hinted at by new itSeez3D iPad app | Bring back UK Design & Technology | Scoop.it
Apple has remained silent on its plans for PrimeSense, the 3D scanning firm it acquired last November. But a new iPad app based on some of the same underlying technology--which allows users to quickly capture three dimensional models for use in CAD and 3D printing via a third party peripheral--indicates that Apple may be planning to integrate the tech into future iPads as a differentiating feature.
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PrimeSense itSeez3D is a ground breaking 3D scanning device that Designers can use on the move.

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Icing Images Releases Advanced Edible Printing Software program Features - Atw.sg - Cheap Printing Company

Icing Images Releases Advanced Edible Printing Software program Features - Atw.sg - Cheap Printing Company | Bring back UK Design & Technology | Scoop.it
Winchester, VA (PRWEB) July 01, 2014 Last week, Topping Images’ released updates to their edible printing software tool, iPrint, to enhance the flexibility of modifying photos for printing on icing sheets.

. iPrint is Topping Images’ online software program made…Read more ›
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Mmmmmm....sweet toppings with creative flourishes.  Perfect for D&T/Art?

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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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Smart shoes to help visually impaired get around debuted by Indian start-up

Smart shoes to help visually impaired get around debuted by Indian start-up | Bring back UK Design & Technology | Scoop.it
A new smart shoe created by an Indian start-up could be the next big thing in wearable technology
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Technology takes a step forward for the visually impaired.

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15 Most Awesome Lamps And Chandeliers Designs. A Must See! - StumbleUpon

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Some stunners here.....playing with light. Maybe Blackpool Illuminations could borrow a few ideas?

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Spark Labs Raises $4.9 Million For An Internet Of Things OS | TechCrunch

Spark Labs Raises $4.9 Million For An Internet Of Things OS  | TechCrunch | Bring back UK Design & Technology | Scoop.it
Spark Labs, the same folks who made this open-source Nest-like thermostat, has raised $4.9 million in Series A funding led by Lion Wells Capital, and with..
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This looks like a really interesting option for D&T developments

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LIX - The Smallest 3D Printing Pen in the World

LIX - The Smallest 3D Printing Pen in the World | Bring back UK Design & Technology | Scoop.it
Lix 3D pen enables you to doodle in the air. This professional tool offers you the comfort and pushes your creativity to another level.
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Am I seeing simulations here?  If not, this looks like a really cool (well, warm actually) tool.  Imagine this in the classroom.

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