Zone Rouge: An Area of France So Badly Damaged By WW1 That People Are Still Forbidden To Live There Map created by Tinodela via Wikimedia. While WW1 ended nearly a century ago, its scars can still be found across Northern France and Belgium. Zone Rouge (French for Red Zone) is perhaps the ultimate example of this. At the end of the war in 1918, the French government isolated the areas in red above and forbade activities such as forestry, farming and even the building of houses from being performed inside them. In total the non-contiguous areas took up 1,200 sq km (460 sq mi) (roughly the size of New York City). The primary reason the areas were declared no-go zones was that they had seen some of the worst fighting during the war, particularly during the Battle of Verdun in 1916.
The complete guide to virtual reality – everything you need to get started Until recently, virtual reality had been something of a fantasy for storytellers and technologists. As long ago as 1935, American science fiction writer Stanley G Weinbaum described something like virtual reality in a short story called Pygmalion’s Spectacles. “But listen – a movie that gives one sight and sound. Suppose now I add taste, smell, even touch, if your interest is taken by the story. WHAT’S IN MY BAG? – Uprooted – Medium This year, nearly 100,000 men, women and children from war-torn countries in the Middle East, North Africa and South Asia have fled their homes and traveled by rubber dinghies across the Aegean Sea to Lesbos, Greece. Refugees travel light, for their trek is as dangerous as it is arduous. They are detained, shot at, hungry.
Canadian Inventor Eden Full's Low-Tech Fix Solves Solar Power's Biggest Problem This article is part of a Huffington Post series, on the occasion of the site's 10th anniversary, looking at some of the people and issues that will shape the world in the next decade. Eden Full holds as much promise and potential as her name implies, and her mission is to save our metaphorical garden. At just 23, she's already an accomplished inventor who has dramatically increased the effectiveness of solar panels, landing her on Forbes' 30 Under 30: Energy list three years in a row. She was born to Chinese refugees from Vietnam in the oil-fuelled environs of Calgary, Alta., and by the age of nine she had built a solar-powered toy car.
Paired With AI and VR, Google Earth Will Change the Planet The James Reserve is a place where the natural meets the digital. Part of the San Jacinto mountain range in Southern California, the James is a nature reserve that covers nearly 30 acres. It’s closed to the public. It’s off the grid. Vehicles aren’t allowed. But Sean Askay calls it “one of the most heavily instrumented places in the US.” Google’s Tone Chrome Extension Lets You Share URLs By Sound Google launched an experimental Chrome extension today that lets you share the URL from your current browser tab with anybody within earshot. Tone, which is now available in the Chrome Web Store, uses sound to transmit the information and uses the speakers and microphones now typically available on any laptop. Because it’s audio-based, it has some interesting limitations: the information doesn’t carry very far, for example, and any wall will block it. As the Google Research team behind the extension notes in today’s announcement, the first version was very efficient, but it sounded horrible.
Virtual Reality for Training and Lifelong Learning Abstract This article covers the application of virtual reality (VR) to training and lifelong learning. Anumber of considerations concerning the design of VR applications are included. The introductionis dedicated to the more general aspects of applying VR to training. From multipleperspectives, we will provide an overview of existing applications with their main purposesand go into more depth on certain learning areas. Recent developments of virtual environmentsfor training and lifelong learning are analyzed, followed by an analytical viewpoint ondesign, advocating more explicit paradigmatic considerations and development of genericdesign methods.
360 Degree Videos for Education Upload Heather Breedlove Loading... Working... ► Play all Install Kaltura on Ubuntu 9.04 x86_64 bit Server - Knowledgebase - R1 Networks This is a install for KalturaCE 1.5 on Ubuntu Server 9.04 64bit First run an system update apt-get update apt-get upgrade Next we need some 32bit libs to run Xampp
Hollywood's lates trend: Live forever as a hologram FOREVER: Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt can appear in films long after they have retired More than a dozen A-listers have had themselves scanned to make ultra-realistic holograms. The new tech could mean stars such as Tom Cruise, Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt can appear in films long after they have retired or died. Animated interactive of the history of the Atlantic slave trade. Source: slavevoyages.org For the full interactive version, use a larger device. Interactive by Andrew Kahn. Background image by Tim Jones. Usually, when we say “American slavery” or the “American slave trade,” we mean the American colonies or, later, the United States. But as we discussed in Episode 2 of Slate’s History of American Slavery Academy, relative to the entire slave trade, North America was a bit player.
How one Maryland library system is embracing virtual reality - Technical.ly Baltimore Libraries are increasingly embracing technology as they look toward the future, but it’s not just about replacing stacks of books with tablets. Being natural gathering points and focused on learning, FutureMakers has found libraries to be one home for its growing maker education programs (the group is also seeking new coaches). “Libraries are really great at being a place where you’re going to try new things,” said FutureMakers founder Matt Barinholtz. In Prince George’s County this summer, that involved the latest technology.
Scratch 2.0 for Mac - Download Scratch is a programming language for kids that allows even young children to begin familiarizing themselves with computers and application development. Scratch substitutes the program source code for a series of pre-defined instructions that can be dragged and dropped within the development area. Instructions like loops and control sentences like 'if' or 'case' are used to nest the rest of the operations in a graphic form. Each group of commands corresponds to a color code. So, those that deal with movement are in blue; those that deal with sound, purple; and those that deal with control, orange. Additionally, some instructions permit variable perimeters, which are possible to see in numeric form over the surface.