The Cambridge University Eco Racing team (CUER) has unveiled designs for its latest solar powered racing car. Codenamed ‘Daphne’, the prototype is being developed to take part – and with any luck win – the 2013 World Solar Challenge, an arduous 3,000km road race from north to south Australia in cars powered by the sun.
Ipads or similar tablets are great tools for learning. Interactability is the most important aspect in learning as it provides learners with hands-on exercises and interaction. Learners can virtually study whenever and wherever they want.
Jan Herrington, Anthony Herrington, Jessica Mantei, Ian Olney and Brian Ferry (editors), New technologies, new pedagogies: Mobile learning in higher education, Faculty of Education, University of Wollongong, 2009, 138p. ISBN: 978-1-74128-169-9 (online). Complete book available here - individual chapters below...
The best thing about digital learning is their convenience. Almost everything is available on the great internet. To me, it's far more efficient than learning with a book. An example of this is you can quickly locate what you want to know in a mere second using your mobile compared to a few minutes or even hours searching around your book.
Wireless charging is an evolution to me. Instead of having hundreds of wire lying around for different devices, the only thing you need for the wireless charging is a charging mat or small dock which can charge all of your devices. And besides they look stylish.
Haptics technology is a great addition to the technology world. It transforms a static device into a lively one by providing feedback with vibration or buzzes. I think it's not really successful at the moment just because no one has found a good use for it. The future may say differently.
Grace Oakley, Mark Pegrum, Robert Faulkner & Michelle Striepe (2012) Exploring the Pedagogical Applications of Mobile Technologies for Teaching Literacy, Report for the Association of Independent Schools of Western Australia Using a ...
In the old days where patients are attached to big and bulky machines which are used to monitor their health. It also relies heavily on manual processes such as regularly visiting the patients or someone nearby to keep an eye on them. With the modern technology, doctors can see how their patients are going and receive notifications when something happens via their phones. This way, they can also keep up-to-date with their patients' status.
I agree that there should be some controls over letting kids rely on mobile technologies. There's nothing wrong with using mobile devices to help with daily life activities. It can be a great advantage for kids to start learning how to take advantage of the technologies around them. However, relying on them too much can be dangerous. What happens if one day they disappear? Will kids still be able to keep up with life as they haven't got a chance to learn the basics, and how to live without technologies.
In recent years, a plethora of bionic hands have emerged for amputees. However, surveys of those using such artificial hands have revealed that up to 50 percent of amputees do not use theprosthesis regularly, due to poor functionality, appearance and controllability.
So, to improve the amount of dexterity and sensation of these bionic hands, scientists reasoned they could use interfaces that link the hands with the nervous system, potentially enabling intuitive control and realistic sensory feedback.
"Our dream is to have Luke Skywalker getting back his hand with normal function," researcher Silvestro Micera told TechNewsDaily, referencing the hero in "Star Wars" who gets an artificial hand after his real one is cut off.
Micera is the head of the translational neural engineering lab at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne, Switzerland, which is one of the collaborators helping to develop the new bionic hand.
In a four-week clinical trial, Micera and his colleagues found they could improve the sensory feedback an amputee received from bionics by using electrodes implanted into the median and ulnar nerves in the arm near the stump. This helped deliver feelings of touch.
In addition, the researchers analyzed motor neural activity from the nerves, signals used to help control muscles. They found they could tease out signals related to grasping to help control a prosthetic hand placed near the amputee but not physically attached to the person's arm. In other words, it may be possible to develop an artificial hand that can transmit signals to and respond to data from the brain. "We could be on the cusp of providing new and more effective clinical solutions to amputees in the next years," Micera said.
Great insight. This is the time for replacing hundred of books and notebooks with a portable phone or tablet. Of course, books will still be around as they're great sources for learning and referencing. Mobile devices are there to help people access virtually whatever they require in a few seconds.
But with the combination of different factors -- the advent of new technology, decreased pricing for data, a worldwide lust for mobile education, and a persisting patience for smaller screens and lower connection speeds in nations with little alternative -- the landscape in developing countries may be at a tipping point.
Even though mobile technologies have been around for ages, many developing worlds are still a far distance from this great technology. Some countries are too poor to be able to afford devices such as mobile phones or tablets. It's going to be a while until developing worlds can bring mobile technologies into their education system.
Technology in classroom reinvents learning process Seacoastonline.com This is just how they learn, that's their culture." In Wong's classroom, the first-year EHS teacher has typed a possessive phrase in English into his computer and it appears...
While Apple's billion download total for iTunes U is impressive, a more surprising figure has since emerged: In a statement to AllThingsD, Apple noted it had sold 4.5 million iPads directly to educational institutions in the U.S., and separately...
Ipad is a great revolution of the mobile technology. People were wanting something that can replace or integrate all of the things that they use everyday such as calculator, spread sheet, document editor, books, etc. The birth of Ipad was to prove that such a thing is possible. As people realised the importance and convenience of the Ipad, it's an obvious reason why it has been sold with a record number of sales.
"Of the many emerging mobile technologies that libraries are looking at one that has always appealed to me is augmented reality (AR). Compared to other technologies that are discussed AR has:
- fewer introductory barriers to overcome; - is virtually cost-free; - does not require specialised technical staff; - the general public will increasingly have some familiarity with it; - can also be a lot of fun."
How new technology will transform mobile marketing in 2013 SUMMARY: New developments and refinements in mobile technology hold the potential to make 2013 the year that mobile comes into its own in marketing and commerce, writes Rimma Kats. Mobile payments should make more inroads in the next few months, and tracked mobile-triggered consumer interactions at the point of sale may prove to be the next big trend, experts say. "Ultimately, each of these technologies aims to do the same thing: drive consumers to action by putting a powerful message in front them when they are open to receiving it," said Open Market's Tim Richie.
This report by Hani Eskandar (ITU), Barbara- Chiara Ubaldi (OECD) and Vyacheslav Cherkasov (UN-DESA) highlights the critical potential of mobile technologies for improved public governance, as well as for economic and social progress in achieving...
This is a very good insight. From my view, there seems to be some sort of barriers between people and the government. Most of the current communications are still paper-based which is time-consuming, insecure, and hard to keep track off.
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