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Apple Says These Apps 'Raise The Bar In Design, Technology, And Innovation'

Apple Says These Apps 'Raise The Bar In Design, Technology, And Innovation' | Bring back UK Design & Technology | Scoop.it
The winners of Apple's App design awards.
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How I wish Apple would get behind Design, Technology and Innovation in schools.

 

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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

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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, 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, 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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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

MAKE.DIGITAL education initiative | Bring back UK Design & Technology | Scoop.it
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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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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, 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, 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, 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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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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