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Design and Technology need to be at the heart of the country's recovery
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Outdoor Concrete Seating by Hard Goods - Design Milk

Outdoor Concrete Seating by Hard Goods - Design Milk | Bring back UK Design & Technology | Scoop.it
Hard Goods hand crafts a modern collection of outdoor furniture made from engineered composite concrete, wood, and steel, that are perfect for outdoor use.
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.......thinking about concrete.  It is a marvellous material.

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Professional 3D design software for F1 in Schools teams - E & T Magazine

Professional 3D design software for F1 in Schools teams - E & T Magazine | Bring back UK Design & Technology | Scoop.it
Formula One in schools has partnered with Autodesk to offer students participating in the F1 in Schools programme free access to the companys professional 3D design software.
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Free AutoCAD for Schools.

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In Japan, 3D Models of Unborn Babies Popular

Pregnant women can now come face-to-face with their unborn baby, thanks to new technology which prints a solid 3D image, using data from a simple ultrasound ...
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Amazing - creation of a new "collectibles" market.

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Innovative Tactile Watch Helps You 'Feel What Time it Is' [VIDEO]

Innovative Tactile Watch Helps You 'Feel What Time it Is' [VIDEO] | Bring back UK Design & Technology | Scoop.it
A new tactile watch on Kickstarter is designed to help wearers — including the blind and visually impaired — tell time through touch rather than sight.
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Simplicity.......

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How technology can change the way we interact with cash - Marketplace.org

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But, there could come a point when we do reach a future where technology makes it easier to, say, use your phone to pay as opposed to cash.
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Cash or not cash?

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Audio pioneer and founder of Bose Corporation Amar Bose dies at 83

Audio pioneer and founder of Bose Corporation Amar Bose dies at 83 | Bring back UK Design & Technology | Scoop.it
Bose's death was announced on Friday by the company's president, Bob Maresca, and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where Bose began his acoustics research and was on the faculty for more than 40 years.
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These are the guys that set the stage for the modern world.

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Materialise Malaysia & Melinda Looi Present Asia's First 3D Printed Fashion Show

Kuala Lumpur, June 2013 -- What happens when you take a Belgian-based pioneer in Additive Manufacturing (also popularly known as 3D printing) software and so...
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Mainstreaming Additive Manufacturing in fashion...

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Prime Minister announces 100,000 new engineering apprentices - Press releases - Inside Government - GOV.UK

Prime Minister announces 100,000 new engineering apprentices - Press releases - Inside Government - GOV.UK | Bring back UK Design & Technology | Scoop.it
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WEll, Mr Gove - it's time to look into D&T properly!

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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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A Tour of MakerBot's New 3D Printer Factory in Brooklyn

A Tour of MakerBot's New 3D Printer Factory in Brooklyn | Bring back UK Design & Technology | Scoop.it
The 3D printing company on Friday celebrated the grand opening of its new 50,000 square-foot production and warehouse space, where parts and pieces are assembled into what we know as the Replicator 2 and the more advanced Replicator 2X.
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This is going to really change things......

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Makerbot Opens New 50,000-Square-Foot Factory In Brooklyn | TechCrunch

Makerbot Opens New 50,000-Square-Foot Factory In Brooklyn | TechCrunch | Bring back UK Design & Technology | Scoop.it
TechCrunch is a leading technology media property, dedicated to obsessively profiling startups, reviewing new Internet products, and breaking tech news.

Via Marylene Delbourg-Delphis
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3D printing is getting BIG.

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Car Design Research: Trends: May 2013 | greencardesign.com

Car Design Research: Trends: May 2013 | greencardesign.com | Bring back UK Design & Technology | Scoop.it
Previously, we’ve reported on the headlamps of cars aping the human eye as a graphical device. With full LED clusters now feasible and appearing more commonly on production designs, we’re seeing a new type of lamp appear – the blade of light.
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Sharp details come from technological innovation....

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iPad use with blind and partially sighted children - RNIB

New research sheds interesting light on how Apple iPads are being used in the education of children and young people with a vision impairment. Mary McDonald investigates
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Great stuff here. Very, very encouraging.....

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BMW i3: Cheap, mass-produced carbon fiber cars finally come of age | ExtremeTech

BMW i3: Cheap, mass-produced carbon fiber cars finally come of age | ExtremeTech | Bring back UK Design & Technology | Scoop.it
CFRP manufacturing in Asia, US and Europe cuts production time and cost. BMW says there'll be no premium over a non-carbon fiber BMW
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Carbon Fibre comes of age

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Government backs F1 in Schools programme to boost global skills race

Government backs F1 in Schools programme to boost global skills race | Bring back UK Design & Technology | Scoop.it
Scheme to encourage children to adopt STEM subjects gets government and software backing
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It is amazing - and pleasing, but all the same, Mr Gove, we thought that Design and Technology was being given the old heave-ho in your previous 'plan', which is why the urgent disruption and changes demanded in NC. Please take it as read that any design, engineering and technology initiatives will return great rewards later for those who take part, as well as for England and Wales.... Let the experts have the freedom and the schools the resources. Let's get these children enthused!

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Purchase 3D-Printed Items With New eBay App

Purchase 3D-Printed Items With New eBay App | Bring back UK Design & Technology | Scoop.it
Think it would be neat to own a 3D-printed iPhone case, figurine, or piece of jewelry? eBay has you covered!
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Useful to know how and from where items can be purchased.

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Design education disaster averted | Analysis | Design Week

Design education disaster averted | Analysis | Design Week | Bring back UK Design & Technology | Scoop.it
We’ve come a long way from plans to cut design from the National Curriculum entirely.
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Well done all!!

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Audi Matrix LEDs: Bright or blight?

Audi Matrix LEDs: Bright or blight? | Bring back UK Design & Technology | Scoop.it
The German luxury automaker has pioneered a new adaptive headlamp technology, but not all governments are seeing the light. (#Car lighting 2.0 brought by @Audi.
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Lighting lead with LEDs?

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Photo by abhiganu • Instagram

#mehendi #wedding #bestfriendswedding #art #design #instapic #nofilter #instalove #picoftheday #hand
abhiganu's photo on Instagram (#mehendi #wedding #bestfriendswedding #art #design #instapic #nofilter #instalove #picoftheday #hand http://t.co/YB4MeUmetN)...
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Very Doillie indeed. Tapestry-esque look.

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3d printed casts for a better future

3d printed casts for a better future | Bring back UK Design & Technology | Scoop.it
Jake Evill is hoping that someday 3D printed casts will replace the bulky, stinky plaster casts we are all familiar with.
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Imagine casts for breakages with no real weight!

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Study Shows 21st Century Skill Development Clearly Linked to Career Success

Study Shows 21st Century Skill Development Clearly Linked to Career Success | Bring back UK Design & Technology | Scoop.it
Report also indicates that many of the widely used technology and work skills needed in the work place are not being taught sufficiently in our schools. Guest
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An interesting study of what Skills matter in Career Success.

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Advanced Manufacturing: The New Industrial Revolution

Advanced Manufacturing: The New Industrial Revolution | Bring back UK Design & Technology | Scoop.it
Digital technology is transforming manufacturing, making it leaner and smarter—and raising the prospect of an American industrial renaissance.
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A revolution that needs to be reflected in education

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MOwayduino Are Mini Robots Designed To Get Kids & Kidults Playing Around With Robotics | TechCrunch

MOwayduino Are Mini Robots Designed To Get Kids & Kidults Playing Around With Robotics | TechCrunch | Bring back UK Design & Technology | Scoop.it
mOwayduino are programmable Arduino-based robot toys designed to be used in conjunction with apps plus hardware add-ons -- creating a rich environment for learning by playing with hardware and software.
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Want one....Big Trak grows up.

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Swedish free school operator to close, leaving hundreds of pupils stranded

Swedish free school operator to close, leaving hundreds of pupils stranded | Bring back UK Design & Technology | Scoop.it
JB Education schools are to be sold or closed after private equity group owner pulls plug, raising fears over UK policy
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Is he listening? 

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3D-printed sugar could be icing on the cake for kitchens of the future

3D-printed sugar could be icing on the cake for kitchens of the future | Bring back UK Design & Technology | Scoop.it
LA husband-and-wife team adapt printing technique to explore 'intersection between technology, food and art'
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Sweet!

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