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Jobs for Caretakers - Robots at Work #1 | Next Nature Network

Jobs for Caretakers - Robots at Work #1 | Next Nature Network | Research_topic | Scoop.it
This is post number one of our serie 'Robots at Work'. In this episode we present you five jobs for caretakers, the ones that work with their hearts.
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3 Robots That Help Kids Learn to Code | Make:

Knowing how to program is an increasingly important skill in the world we are making. Thankfully, it’s never been easier to learn. Block-based languages li
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3D Printing Post-Processing Tricks - Make Your Prints Shine! |

3D Printing Post-Processing Tricks - Make Your Prints Shine! | | Research_topic | Scoop.it
While designers often use desktop 3D printers to iterate and test their designs, sometimes the function of a 3D print is less about testing form, fit, or function and more about looking really great for presentation purposes.  However, anyone familiar with using desktop 3D printers knows that there are certain drawbacks to the appearance of …
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TVs in the 1920s Had Bottle Cap-Sized Screens, With Just 30 Lines of Resolution

TVs in the 1920s Had Bottle Cap-Sized Screens, With Just 30 Lines of Resolution | Research_topic | Scoop.it
Before you start complaining again about the lack of 8K video content online, take a moment to experience what TV was like 87 years ago. As Tim Rowett of Grand Illusions demonstrates, in 1929 TV screens were the size of bottle caps and boasted a paltry resolution of just 30 lines.
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The tech of PIXAR part 1: Piper – daring to be different

The tech of PIXAR part 1: Piper – daring to be different | Research_topic | Scoop.it
In the run up to the Oscar Short film nominations, we invited guest writer Leif Pedersen to deep dive into the tech of Pixar's Piper.
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Originality Versus the Arts

Originality Versus the Arts | Research_topic | Scoop.it
In the last century, originality has killed one once-flourishing art form after another, by replacing variation within shared artistic conventions to rebellion
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Bruce Sterling on dieselpunk, alternate history, fascism and the current political moment

Bruce Sterling on dieselpunk, alternate history, fascism and the current political moment | Research_topic | Scoop.it
In November, Bruce Sterling published “Pirate Utopia,” a dieselpunk novella set in the real, historical, bizarre moment in which the city of Fiume became an autonomous region run by art…
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Toontastic 3D - Create 3D Cartoon Videos on iOS, Chrome, and Android

Toontastic 3D - Create 3D Cartoon Videos on iOS, Chrome, and Android | Research_topic | Scoop.it
On Thursday Google released a new version of the popular animation creation app, Toontastic. The new version is called Toontastic 3D an
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How will augmented reality impact the real estate market?

How will augmented reality impact the real estate market? | Research_topic | Scoop.it
The real estate industry is taking advantage of augmented reality (AR) technology, using it to increase customer segmentation and making sales easier.
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Free Student Software Downloads | Autodesk Education Community

Unlock your creative potential with free access to 3D design software from Autodesk. Free software downloads available to students, educators, educational institutions.
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Charles Stross on Why Scifi Matters More When the Future Looks So Dangerous

Charles Stross on Why Scifi Matters More When the Future Looks So Dangerous | Research_topic | Scoop.it
“Hello? Is this the complaints department? I want to register a complaint about last year’s future; it’s completely broken!”
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Digital skills in the EU labour market

Digital skills in the EU labour market | Research_topic | Scoop.it
Written by Monika Kiss, Information and communications technologies (ICT) play an increasingly important role in our professional and private lives, and digital competence is of growing importance for every individual. In the future, nearly all jobs will require digital skills. However, European Commission figures show that two fifths of the EU workforce have little or…
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What Charlie Hebdo Taught Me About Freedom of Speech - Los Angeles Review of Books

What Charlie Hebdo Taught Me About Freedom of Speech - Los Angeles Review of Books | Research_topic | Scoop.it
Charlie Hebdo has been a refreshing reminder of what an honest commitment to free speech can look like.
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Please Practice Good Digital Citizenship

Please Practice Good Digital Citizenship | Research_topic | Scoop.it
I talked about this briefly on my Anchor podcast yesterday, but I need to elaborate a bit here. During the last year I have increasingl
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How the Internet works: Submarine fibre, brains in jars, and coaxial cables

How the Internet works: Submarine fibre, brains in jars, and coaxial cables | Research_topic | Scoop.it
A deep dive into Internet infrastructure, plus a rare visit to a subsea cable landing site.
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Why Peter Thiel Fears “Star Trek”

Why Peter Thiel Fears “Star Trek” | Research_topic | Scoop.it
Manu Saadia examines a recent remark by Peter Thiel, a billionaire entrepreneur and technology adviser to Donald Trump, about “Star Wars” and “Star Trek.”
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MIT wants you to change 3D-printed objects after you make them

MIT wants you to change 3D-printed objects after you make them | Research_topic | Scoop.it
When you 3D-print an object, that's usually all she wrote -- the polymers "die" and prevent you from either adding to your creation or altering it
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GIF of the Day: Jim Golden’s Relics of Technology

GIF of the Day: Jim Golden’s Relics of Technology | Research_topic | Scoop.it
I came across this typewrite GIF below (h/t Museo del Chopo) and discovered it was part of a whole series celebrating obsolete technology (h/t designboom). These are pretty magical. Photographer Jim Golden documents everything from overhead projectors to floppy disks, […]
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The best home 3D printer for beginners (so far)

The best home 3D printer for beginners (so far) | Research_topic | Scoop.it
By Signe Brewster

This post was done in partnership with The Wirecutter, a buyer's guide to the best technology. When readers choose to buy The Wirecutter'
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How Shigero Miyamoto, legendary creator of Zelda and Mario Bros., designs a game

“I think that it was in my generation that people who made video games really became designers rather than technologists,” Shigero Miyamoto says.
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