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Charge Your Cell Phone In 5 Seconds

Supercapacitors: They'll enable you to charge your cell phone in 5 seconds, or an electric car in about a minute. They're cheap, biodegradable, never wear ou...


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Thomas Edison State College & Saylor Foundation Collaborate on Creating Flexible Pathways to Earning College Credit With Open, Online Courses & Assessments | University Business Magazine

Thomas Edison State College & Saylor Foundation Collaborate on Creating Flexible Pathways to Earning College Credit With Open, Online Courses & Assessments | University Business Magazine | cool stuff from research | Scoop.it

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"Thomas Edison State College and the Saylor Foundation have announced an agreement to enhance access for adults to earn college credit through Saylor's high-quality, free, open courses and the college's nationally renowned expertise in assessment.

 

"According to the agreement, the Saylor Foundation will identify its most popular courses for which learners have expressed an interest in earning college credit and Thomas Edison State College will create examinations and other assessments for those courses. In addition, the college will map Saylor courses that already align with existing college examinations, including the Thomas Edison State College Examination Program (TECEP). With this agreement, the College has become the first senior public institution of higher education in New Jersey to partner with a major provider of online open courses."


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Software engineering program coming soon to 20 NYC public schools | TechHive

Software engineering program coming soon to 20 NYC public schools | TechHive | cool stuff from research | Scoop.it
Software Engineering Pilot program launches at 20 NYC schools next year.
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Pearson Launches EdTech Incubator for Startups

Pearson Launches EdTech Incubator for Startups | cool stuff from research | Scoop.it
Publishing giant Pearson created Pearson Catalyst, a new program that will match educational startups with the company's brands and resources.

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Cisco Virtual Forum for Education Leaders

Cisco Virtual Forum for Education Leaders | cool stuff from research | Scoop.it

Cisco is proud to convene this year’s online Forum of extraordinarily talented education leaders who are transforming education today. March 19/20 2013 


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How It Feels [through Glass]

Want to see how Glass actually feels? It's surprisingly simple. Say "take a picture" to take a picture. Record what you see, hands free. Even share what you ...

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Oculus Rift Headset Aims for Affordable Virtual Reality

Oculus Rift Headset Aims for Affordable Virtual Reality | cool stuff from research | Scoop.it
Using low-cost components developed for mobile devices, a start-up called Oculus VR hopes to put a high-quality virtual reality headset within reach of video gamers.

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Asil's curator insight, February 18, 2013 6:02 PM

Where is the onesie & gloves to go with this viritual experience?  *sigh* I like the Johnny Mnemonic [http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0113481/] version of 3-D virtual reality better.

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This game is a movie: 'New Cinema' explores the altered future of film

This game is a movie: 'New Cinema' explores the altered future of film | cool stuff from research | Scoop.it

Peter Jackson's high frame rate Hobbit and the second coming of 3D have probably been the most publicized attempts to revive the stagnating movie industry. But elsewhere, the future of cinema seems to be converging on something more closely resembling a video game as artists, hackers, and filmmakers process the language of film through the lens of code.

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3D world helps visualize finance – Hypergrid Business

3D world helps visualize finance – Hypergrid Business | cool stuff from research | Scoop.it

Press release: CyberLightning and StockSmart Collaborate on ‘Visual Finance,’ 3D Internet Tool Will Empower Individual Portfolio Management


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Avatar Interaction Can Reduce Depression Symptoms - Bioscience Technology

Avatar Interaction Can Reduce Depression Symptoms - Bioscience Technology | cool stuff from research | Scoop.it
Bioscience Technology Avatar Interaction Can Reduce Depression Symptoms Bioscience Technology But a new preliminary study by researchers at Case Western Reserve University suggests that depression symptoms may be significantly reduced when 18- to...

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Health and Medicine at the Inflection Point--Today's Perspective from Ray Kurzweil

Health and Medicine at the Inflection Point--Today's Perspective from Ray Kurzweil | cool stuff from research | Scoop.it

There are few voices in the scientific community that have looked so deep and so far into our humanity. Ray Kurzweil is certainly one of these visionaries. He recently took the time to provide his perspective on digital health and the evolution of medicine. From nanobots to life eternal, Kurzweil keeps us thinking and imagining a future that is poised to change with amazing speed and relevance to our everyday lives.


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Virtual Action Real Love

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Absolutely Brilliantly Incredibly Amazing  

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Ray Kurzweil Says We’re Going to Live Forever

Ray Kurzweil Says We’re Going to Live Forever | cool stuff from research | Scoop.it
He just isn’t sure how to prove he’s right.

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Raymond Tallis: the definition of time

Raymond Tallis: the definition of time | cool stuff from research | Scoop.it

Exclusive excerpt from Raymond Tallis's forthcoming book Time's Arrow on the reality of time and its definition in science and philosophy.


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How One Man Recreated the First Spaceship that Ever Appeared on Film

How One Man Recreated the First Spaceship that Ever Appeared on Film | cool stuff from research | Scoop.it
"Friede" was the first real spaceship in the movies. It was designed by one of the founders of modern astronautics and was an Art Deco masterpiece so scientifically accurate it gave the Nazis nightmares.

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Artur Coelho's curator insight, February 27, 2013 3:04 PM

Wow. and the original Friede is amazing, too.

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Obama's higher education views

As a back-up to President Obama's State of the Union speech, the White House has released The President's Plan for a Strong Middle Class and a Strong America. A much commented-on sentence in a section with the challenging title Holding colleges accountable for cost, value and quality reads: (...)  - blog Changing Higher Education, by Lloyd Armstrong, February 15, 2013


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zSpace - a virtual-holographic experience

Infinite Z, Inc.® is a digital design technology provider that enables natural interaction with virtual-holographic 3D imagery to bring designs to life. The ...

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Surviving The MOOC Frenzy | QS Intelligence Unit

Surviving The MOOC Frenzy | QS Intelligence Unit | cool stuff from research | Scoop.it

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Robert Farrow's curator insight, February 21, 2013 4:27 AM

Interestingly, the claim made here is that universities are starting to make money from MOOC and it's coming from validation.  Are we going to see a 'freemium' model of education becoming prolific?

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Electronic Arts announces 'SimCity' for the classroom

Electronic Arts announces 'SimCity' for the classroom | cool stuff from research | Scoop.it

Today, Electronic Arts announced that it is currently developing SimCityEDU, an online educational game based on the latest reboot of the company's popular SimCity franchise.


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Shanika Journey's curator insight, January 20, 2013 4:12 PM

This is pretty impressive. Kids will definitely enjoy it.

Louise Robinson-Lay's curator insight, January 20, 2013 4:21 PM

Another classic game for education.

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The Most Astounding Fact

Subscribe to my YouTube Channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/MaxSchlick?feature=mhee Astrophysicist Dr. Neil DeGrasse Tyson was asked in an interview with TIME…

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Olgy Gary's curator insight, February 18, 2013 10:15 PM

What is the most astounding fact you can share with us about the universe? Tyson's reflective response.

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Susan Crawford on Why U.S. Internet Access is Slow, Costly, and Unfair

Susan Crawford, former special assistant to President Obama for science, technology and innovation, and author of Captive Audience: The Telecom Industry and Monopoly…
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"Biological Intelligence is a Fleeting Phase in the Evolution of the Universe" (Weekend Feature)

"Biological Intelligence is a Fleeting Phase in the Evolution of the Universe" (Weekend Feature) | cool stuff from research | Scoop.it
The species that you and all other living human beings on this planet belong to is Homo sapiens. During a time of dramatic climate change 200,000 years ago,Homo sapiens (modern humans) evolved in Africa.
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MIT’s Free Creative Learning Class Teaches You How to Learn Almost Anything

MIT’s Free Creative Learning Class Teaches You How to Learn Almost Anything | cool stuff from research | Scoop.it
Whether you need to learn a new skill or language to advance your career, or you just want to learn something new and broaden your horizons, lifelong learning is important.

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What  Do  Unsuccessful  Online  Students  Want  Us  to  Know? | The Sloan Consortium

What  Do  Unsuccessful  Online  Students  Want  Us  to  Know? | The Sloan Consortium | cool stuff from research | Scoop.it

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Prof Michael Ritter's curator insight, February 6, 2013 6:12 AM

Rarely do we get this kind of feedback which can be valuable for revising online courses to be more effective.

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~the cellist~

~the cellist~ | cool stuff from research | Scoop.it
  if i ever get to learn an instrument, i think it will be the cello or double bass… thoroughly haunting & beautiful at the same time wearing~ Dress~[Mystic Canvass]-Cocktail Dress-Jet (fr...

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DrFran's curator insight, January 27, 2013 9:33 AM

FREE or GROUP GIFTS: Everything except the hair seems to be free here. The Wandering Faun is a new blog to me. It is worth a look, especially the next post, which I didn't Scoop, because it's not mostly free items.