Magic X-mas Card - Devzone Scan the Magic X-mas Card Click on the "Scan Wikitude's magic X-mas card" button. Once the camera opens, simply point it at the Happy Holidays image to the left, and prepare to be amazed! Violet By Ultra, Inc Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Men don’t seem to worry about skin cancer that much, but the fact is that they should. Yes, men aged 15 to 39 are more than twice as likely to die from melanoma as women. Maybe it’s time we start paying attention to how much sun we’re actually getting. Crazy Smart: When A Rocker Designs A Mars Lander NASA engineer Adam Steltzner led the team that designed a crazy new approach to landing on Mars. Rachael Porter for NPR It's called the seven minutes of terror. In just seven minutes, NASA's latest mission to Mars, a new six-wheeled rover called Curiosity, must go from 13,000 mph as it enters the Martian atmosphere to a dead stop on the surface. During those seven minutes, the rover is on its own. Earth is too far away for radio signals to make it to Mars in time for ground controllers to do anything.
SCARLET (Special Collections using Augmented Reality to Enhance Learning and Teaching) SCARLET Project Working with materials such as the world-renowned St. John’s fragment at The John Rylands Library, we’ve used AR to surround ancient manuscripts with digital content so that students and researchers can connect with supporting resources that help them to understand and interpret the texts. SCARLET+ Project Screenshot of the AR app. Translation Software For Music Makers : The Record hide captionJace Clayton, a.k.a. DJ Rupture. Xabi Tudela/Courtesy of the artist Jace Clayton, a.k.a. DJ Rupture. When you hear a song on the radio today, there's a good chance that song was made using a computer.
Researchers develop augmented reality app, simulate injuries to instruct medical students Urs Albrecht, deputy director at the Germany-based Peter L Reichertz Institute for Medical Informatics, has developed an app that simulates injuries and health conditions for medical students. The app uses QR code-like technology to show a simulated medical issue using augmented reality through the medical student’s mobile device. Albrecht, who also works at the Department of Legal Medicine of Hannover Medical School, was trying to figure out how to create learning environments for medical students without breaking ethical codes. One such ethical code is letting medical students examine crime victims because the victims could suffer from re-traumatization if not treated properly. Collapsus - Energy Risk Conspiracy Collapsus is an immersive web experience set in a near-future world after peak oil, where conspiracy and treason are rife. Against a dramatic backdrop of global energy politics, Collapsus combines interactivity with animation, fiction and documentary, inviting the user to embark on a quest to collect information, find solutions, and make crucial decisions that will leave their mark on a national and a global scale.www.collapsus.com See also our interview with the creators and producers of Collapsus and our walkthrough of Collapsus with audio commentary by director Tommy Pallotta.
What Will The Ed Tech Revolution Look Like? During the past 40 years, accounting for inflation, we have nearly tripled the amount of money we spend per student in public K-12 education. It was roughly $4,000 in 1971, and last year amounted to $11,000 per student. Over that same period time, our students’ math and verbal test scores have remained unchanged. I am no Warren Buffett, but I can comfortably say to you that that is a lousy return on investment. In an increasingly competitive world, it is clear that our education system--as currently designed--isn’t sustainable. Simply throwing more money at a system that produces the same results is, well, not smart. How Virtual Reality Meets Real Life Learning With Mobile Games Participatory games let students see archival footage of events that happened in the places where they stand. (Rosenfeld Media/Flickr) The buzz around games and learning has mostly focused on how educators can learn from game structure to create engaging learning experiences. Or else, educators are experimenting with video games meant to help students practice academic skills. Less attention has been paid to a niche of mobile gaming seeking to bridge the gap between the screen and the real world — pervasive gaming. “Most games are not automatically motivating,” said Benjamin Stokes, postdoctoral scholar at the University of California, Berkeley School of Information and co-founder of Games for Change.
The Turing Problem 100 years ago this year, the man who first conceived of the computer age was born. His name was Alan Turing. He was also a math genius, a hero of World War II and he is widely considered to be the father of artificial intelligence. But the world wasn't kind to Alan Turing. Morfo + Aurasma = Augmented Reality Book Trailers Last week at the ACTEM conference I showed some folks possible uses for the Morfo 3D Faces app and the Aurasma iPad app. Morfo 3D Faces is an iPad app that you can use to create a talking picture of person’s face. You can take a picture of a person or you can take a picture of a picture of a person (for example, taking a picture of a picture of a person in a book). Once you’ve captured the picture you can customize the face by altering the eyes, mouth, and nose to move as you talk.
Remee - The REM enhancing Lucid Dreaming Mask by Bitbanger Labs Like Bitbanger Labs on Facebook Remee has been selected as a finalist for the William McShane Fund, by Buckyballs & Brookstone! If you think Remee deserves to be available at Brookstone, vote here! Yes, really! For nearly as long as recorded human history, the idea of consciously recognizing and controlling our dreams has been around.