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Cutting the final cord: How wireless power and wireless charging works

Cutting the final cord: How wireless power and wireless charging works | cool stuff from research | Scoop.it

We routinely stream music and video through the air without wires. We’ll soon be able to do the same with electricity.


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Prepare For 'The End Of College': Here's What Free Higher Ed Looks Like

Prepare For 'The End Of College': Here's What Free Higher Ed Looks Like | cool stuff from research | Scoop.it
In his new book, Kevin Carey envisions a future in which online education programs solve two of colleges' biggest problems: costs and admissions.

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Peninsula Catholic High School using online learning during snow days

Peninsula Catholic High School using online learning during snow days | cool stuff from research | Scoop.it
Melanie Weser ran outside of her house in her pajamas, telling the heater repairman she needed to pay him now because she was about to start teaching class.
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6 significant challenges impeding technology adoption in higher education in 2015

6 significant challenges impeding technology adoption in higher education in 2015 | cool stuff from research | Scoop.it
What will hold back the use of technology in higher education over the next five years?
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Higher education needs to listen better

Higher education needs to listen better | cool stuff from research | Scoop.it
I remember once talking to the head of a large engineering firm who told me that he preferred hiring engineers with a strong background in the liberal arts because they were capable of thinking “outside the box.” And I have often used that anecdote to support the notion of a liberal arts education – something that I have long championed.
Now it seems that such an anecdote, far from being an oddity, is becoming part of  conventional wisdom.
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HTC launches virtual reality headset HTC Vive - Telegraph

HTC launches virtual reality headset HTC Vive - Telegraph | cool stuff from research | Scoop.it
The headset will be controlled by a pair of wireless controllers, which will allow gamers to put up objects and move them around.
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Technology upends higher education paradigm

Technology upends higher education paradigm | cool stuff from research | Scoop.it
The technological advances in education ― such as open online courses ― preludes the extinction of conventional higher education models, said Tim Blackman, acting vice chancellor of the Open University in the United Kingdom.“We are seeing the end of 100 percent face-to-face teaching,” Blackman told The Korea Herald in an interview last Friday. “In 10 years’ time, it won’t exist. All courses, to a greater or le...
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PTI Launches Game-based Learning for the Pharma, Biotech and Medical Device Industries

PTI Launches Game-based Learning for the Pharma, Biotech and Medical Device Industries | cool stuff from research | Scoop.it
Pharmaceutical Training International (PTI), the leading supplier of online and public, event-based training courses for the pharma, biotech and medical device sectors, has launched a range of game-based e-learning courses.
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6 key trends accelerating technology adoption in higher education in 2015

6 key trends accelerating technology adoption in higher education in 2015 | cool stuff from research | Scoop.it
What will be driving the use of education technology in universities in the next five years?
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High Fidelity Raises $11M To Build Deployable Virtual Worlds

High Fidelity Raises $11M To Build Deployable Virtual Worlds | cool stuff from research | Scoop.it
High Fidelity, the San Francisco-based startup from Second Life founder Philip Rosedale, has raised another $11 million in funding in a round led by Paul..
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Virtual reality's secret third front

Virtual reality's secret third front | cool stuff from research | Scoop.it
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The other is video game-style virtual reality, where the 3D graphics are generated by computer and the users can fully interact with the world.

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Can Virtual Ever Become Reality? - VideoInk

Can Virtual Ever Become Reality? - VideoInk | cool stuff from research | Scoop.it
What will it take for virtual reality to become a viable commercial platform for manufacturers, content creators, distributors, and advertisers?
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Holographic Technology: How it's set to take over your world

Holographic Technology: How it's set to take over your world | cool stuff from research | Scoop.it
Holographic Technology: How it's set to take over your world
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Michigan State Studies Use of Telepresence Robots for Distance Learning Students

Michigan State Studies Use of Telepresence Robots for Distance Learning Students | cool stuff from research | Scoop.it
Michigan State University is experimenting with telepresence robots to help distance learning students participate in traditional classes. The school has recently integrated a doctoral program to have one hybrid model, allowing online students to join the class through a telepresence system.
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Forget virtual reality, now you can control games with your MIND

Forget virtual reality, now you can control games with your MIND | cool stuff from research | Scoop.it
IEEE’s mind-controlled game is on display at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona and is is powered by Emotiv headsets.
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The Future of Virtual Reality - TheNanoAge.com

The Future of Virtual Reality - TheNanoAge.com | cool stuff from research | Scoop.it
  When it comes right down to it, having a physical body in a reality constrained by the limitations of the physical laws has many drawbacks. Our bodies are extremely fragile and can be damaged or killed in an instant if we are not careful, or are just plain unlucky. If anything goes wrong with a critical body part, the entire body could die. Our physical bodies are also deteriorated by aging. Either way, for now, if your body dies, your brain dies right along with it. Every human brain contains an immense wealth of information, memories, experiences and relationships. Every time a human brain dies, that incredible, unique wealth of knowledge dies with it, and is forever lost. The world is a dangerous place to inhabit in a fragile human body, and there are a lot of other problems that come with having a physical presence in a physical world. Using the bathroom, body odor, difficulty traveling, limitation of possibilities, just to name a few. Up to this point, we have had no alternative to life, besides death. Due to nanotechnology, there may come a time when people will actually have a choice between life in the "real world," an existence inside a computer generated simulation, or death.
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Online MBAs Are Stealing A March On The Campus Model

Online MBAs Are Stealing A March On The Campus Model | cool stuff from research | Scoop.it
It was not too long ago that online courses were considered a poor substitute for the ‘real thing’, but now a distance-learning MBA is not only pretty close to the campus version, it even has some advantages.
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Why Smartphone Use Helps Develop 21st Century Skills in Higher Education

Why Smartphone Use Helps Develop 21st Century Skills in Higher Education | cool stuff from research | Scoop.it
The future of mobile use in education promises apps specifically designed to support 21st century skills like self-regulation, which set a foundation for growth and development throughout a lifetime....
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YouVisit expands from virtual college tours into hospitality, real estate

YouVisit expands from virtual college tours into hospitality, real estate | cool stuff from research | Scoop.it
YouVisit began as a college startup that offered virtual college campus tours. But now the Aventura company has expanded into several industries, adapted its technology for VR headsets and now offers a build-your-own tour option.
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‘The Flying Professors’ began distance learning

‘The Flying Professors’ began distance learning | cool stuff from research | Scoop.it
Before Internet and live streaming, there were four Texas Tech professors who would fly to Pampa, Borger, Amarillo, Midland and Odessa once a week to teach students in those areas in addition to the classes they were already teaching on campus.
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Forget Reality TV, Virtual Reality TV is the future of broadcast television

Forget Reality TV, Virtual Reality TV is the future of broadcast television | cool stuff from research | Scoop.it
Industry experts say virtual reality can break into the mainstream through broadcast television.
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Ultrahaptics: Bringing the sensation of touch to virtual reality

Ultrahaptics: Bringing the sensation of touch to virtual reality | cool stuff from research | Scoop.it
Bristol-based startup Ultrahaptics aims to revolutionise VR by allowing users to "feel in mid air".
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Mind-controlled bionic hand using nerve transplants restores function

Mind-controlled bionic hand using nerve transplants restores function | cool stuff from research | Scoop.it
Humanity is edging ever closer to full robot mode: three Austrian men have just controlled their new bionic hands with the power of their minds, after muscles from other parts of the body were transplanted and they were retaught how to use them.
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What will happen when the internet of things becomes artificially intelligent?

What will happen when the internet of things becomes artificially intelligent? | cool stuff from research | Scoop.it
From Stephen Hawking to Spike Jonze, the existential threat posed by the onset of the ‘conscious web’ is fuelling much debate – but should we be afraid?
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Top 15 Technology Trends for 2015 | Experts Exchange

Top 15 Technology Trends for 2015 | Experts Exchange | cool stuff from research | Scoop.it
Stay ahead of the curve with these 2015 Technology Trends. Experts Exchange surveyed 2,000+ global technology pros and examined the trends see what to expect
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