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Oculus Rift Is More Than Just a Game — It's a Whole New Virtual World - Mashable

Oculus Rift Is More Than Just a Game — It's a Whole New Virtual World - Mashable | cool stuff from research | Scoop.it
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Oculus Rift Is More Than Just a Game — It's a Whole New Virtual World
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Moving up or down, as well as turning behind you, creates an incredibly realistic virtual world.

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Rumor: Oculus Rift Will Launch Summer 2014 For Less Than $499

Rumor: Oculus Rift Will Launch Summer 2014 For Less Than $499 | cool stuff from research | Scoop.it
A new product called 'Holodeck 1.0' may have tipped both the release date and retail price for the virtual reality headset Oculus Rift.

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New World Notes: Philip Rosedale Now Seeking Cr...

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High Fidelity, Philip Rosedale's new startup which is creating a new virtual world incorporating avatar interactions connected to sensor-equipped hardware like Google Glass and Leap Motion, is now accepting alpha testers -- go here to sign up.

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NASA To Use Xbox One's Kinect and Oculus Rift To Control Robots

NASA To Use Xbox One's Kinect and Oculus Rift To Control Robots | cool stuff from research | Scoop.it
Xbox, open the pod bay doors.

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Video games and art: why does the media get it so wrong?

Video games and art: why does the media get it so wrong? | cool stuff from research | Scoop.it
Another art critic has taken another sideways glance at video games and art; but the medium is strong enough to withstand these withering ovations
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Top 10 Tech This Week: Mood Sweaters and a Universal Translator

Top 10 Tech This Week: Mood Sweaters and a Universal Translator | cool stuff from research | Scoop.it
A look at some of the innovative and imaginative tech covered by Mashable this week, including an app that can read your cholesterol and lightweight drones.

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Disney buys Club Penguin in $700 million deal -- virtual worlds have arrived?

Disney buys Club Penguin in $700 million deal -- virtual worlds have arrived? | cool stuff from research | Scoop.it
Updated Club Penguin, a virtual world for kids, has been bought by the Walt Disney Company. The deal is valued at $700 million: $350 million in cash now, and another $350 million if performance tar...

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A Scientist Predicts the Future

A Scientist Predicts the Future | cool stuff from research | Scoop.it

When making predictions, I have two criteria: the laws of physics must be obeyed and prototypes must exist that demonstrate “proof of principle.” I’ve interviewed more than 300 of the world’s top scientists, and many allowed me into laboratories where they are inventing the future. Their accomplishments and dreams are eye-opening. From my conversations with them, here’s a glimpse of what to expect in the coming decades:


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Teresa Lima's curator insight, January 10, 2014 4:38 AM

#Not 

I think the future is unpredictable, and no one  can predict the future!

Carlos Polaino Jiménez's curator insight, January 16, 2014 7:38 AM

Predicción científica del futuro, esto es un tema a leer por lo menos.

Jesús Martinez's curator insight, January 18, 2014 8:07 AM

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Someone Made a '3-D Printer' Inside Minecraft

Someone Made a '3-D Printer' Inside Minecraft | cool stuff from research | Scoop.it
Now you can actually 3-D print objects inside Minecraft. (Sort of.) (RT @golan: .@zenlev 3D printer built in Minecraft. http://t.co/N1kuxrqFuF)

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Gaia space telescope's billion pixel camera to map Milky Way

Gaia space telescope's billion pixel camera to map Milky Way | cool stuff from research | Scoop.it
A billion-pixel camera so sensitive it could measure a thumbnail from the Moon is to chart our galaxy, searching for new worlds.

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Art Elevates the Mind by Increasing Empathy, Critical Thinking and Tolerance

Art Elevates the Mind by Increasing Empathy, Critical Thinking and Tolerance | cool stuff from research | Scoop.it
Study of school trips to a museum provides evidence that art can elevate the mind.

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Peter Shanks's curator insight, December 16, 2013 3:45 PM

The results showed that, compared with those who had not been to the museum, students who had visited:

Thought about art more critically.Displayed greater empathy about how people lived in the past.Expressed greater levels of tolerance towards people with different views.
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The will to persist | Machines Like Us

The will to persist | Machines Like Us | cool stuff from research | Scoop.it
I was interested to see reports here and there the other day that scientists had discovered the seat of the will in the anterior midcingulate cortex.

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Rocket launch to space station visible in Philly, along East Coast

Rocket launch to space station visible in Philly, along East Coast | cool stuff from research | Scoop.it
A NASA-funded rocket launch next week will be visible along the East Coast, including in Philadelphia.
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New World Notes: Philip Rosedale Now Seeking Cr...

New World Notes: Philip Rosedale Now Seeking Cr... | cool stuff from research | Scoop.it
High Fidelity, Philip Rosedale's new startup which is creating a new virtual world incorporating avatar interactions connected to sensor-equipped hardware like Google Glass and Leap Motion, is now accepting alpha testers -- go here to sign up.

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19 Hard Things You Need To Do To Be Successful

19 Hard Things You Need To Do To Be Successful | cool stuff from research | Scoop.it
You have to do the things that no one else is doing, that scare you. That's the difference between mediocrity and outrageous success.

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Don Dea's curator insight, January 15, 2014 3:27 AM

The simple truth about how ordinary people accomplish outrageous feats of success is that they do the hard things that smarter, wealthier, more qualified people don’t have the courage — or desperation — to do.

Read more: http://danwaldschmidt.com/2014/01/attitude/hard-things#ixzz2qS9yiR7t

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The University of Western Australia in Second Life: Freedom Project ...

The University of Western Australia in Second Life: Freedom Project ... | cool stuff from research | Scoop.it
They touched on some of them – really all games – and then they went into reporting on “Second Life.” SL is not a game…not, not not. I emphasize this as for some reason, it is difficult for people to grasp it.

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The virtual reality promise is finally realised | Nesta

The virtual reality promise is finally realised | Nesta | cool stuff from research | Scoop.it

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This substance will let you turn your skin into a computer

This substance will let you turn your skin into a computer | cool stuff from research | Scoop.it
Scientists have created "electronic foils" that will allow circuits to conform to any surface -- or get stretched, bent, and crumpled. The electronics may someday become as common as plastic wrap, researchers say.
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Where virtual and real worlds meet | Design Indaba

Where virtual and real worlds meet | Design Indaba | cool stuff from research | Scoop.it
Design Indaba | A better world through creativity | In an ever-increasing digital world, many designers explore the coalface where virtual and physical realities converge. We feature four future-forward talks.

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A test area in Second Life for the Oculus Rift

A test area in Second Life for the Oculus Rift | cool stuff from research | Scoop.it
As announced previously on EnterTheRift, Second Life keeps working on its integration of the Oculus Rift by offering a compatible area.
This area will allow th

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Immersive Virtual Reality Tricks Brain into Seeing New Worlds -

Immersive Virtual Reality Tricks Brain into Seeing New Worlds - | cool stuff from research | Scoop.it
DOWNLOAD VIDEO New consumer technology brings the world of science fiction fantasy to video gaming with transformative virtual reality (V.R.) that can trick the brain with an immersive just-like-real-life gaming experience.

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Virtual worlds better patient care

Virtual worlds better patient care | cool stuff from research | Scoop.it
Medical students and researchers at Nova Southeastern University are stepping into the virtual world to better serve patients. (NSU students are using virtual world #SecondLife to conduct life changing #research & improve patient care!

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Essay arguing that major changes are coming to higher education

Essay arguing that major changes are coming to higher education | cool stuff from research | Scoop.it

For higher education to fulfill its historic role as an engine of social mobility and economic growth, we must continue to seek big technology breakthroughs. This means thinking creatively about how to serve students as individuals, while also ensuring that many more students get the learning opportunities they deserve.


Via Alberto Acereda, Ph.D.
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jennifer moro's curator insight, December 17, 2013 2:32 PM

great argument on technology breakthroughs and how they are changing higher education. CIS 120-001 Jennifer Moro

Maureen Greenbaum's curator insight, December 22, 2013 5:30 PM


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Student need education tailored to their needs,learning styles&goals
@insidehighered @dan_greenstein diigo.com/01fp0k@gatesed

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Geraldine Hamilton: Body parts on a chip

It's relatively easy to imagine a new medicine, a better cure for some disease. The hard part, though, is testing it, and that can delay promising new cures for years. In this well-explained talk, Geraldine Hamilton shows how her lab creates organs and body parts on a chip, simple structures with all the pieces essential to testing new medications -- even custom cures for one specific person.


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Richard Platt's curator insight, December 16, 2013 12:26 AM

We think this is an aweeome video, Geraldine Hamilton is totally awesome she is really geting at the heart of issues in the big pharma and healthcare field and addressing the issues intelligently, nothing but right on the lady, well worth every minute of this short video. Check it out it also has play in the semiconductor realm as well, (also why we like this too)

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Our universe is a hologram, and we’re floating inside of it, suggests new research | ExtremeTech

Our universe is a hologram, and we’re floating inside of it, suggests new research | ExtremeTech | cool stuff from research | Scoop.it
An extraordinary theory that has been getting cred lately is one that suggests our own universe is actually a hologram. Now, a new study uncovers evidence that lends further credibility to this terrifying theory.

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