Light Touch projector makes any surface a touchscreen A previously little-known company from the UK called Light Blue Optics has demoed a projector at CES which allows users to interact with the light image as if it were a touchscreen. The Light Touch throws a 10-inch image at WVGA resolution at incredibly short distances thanks to the holographic projection technology involved. At the same time the infra-red touch sensitive system allows users to interact with social networks, multimedia sharing and any other applications that can use the Wi-Fi or Bluetooth support in the device to connect to the Internet. It comes with 2GB of onboard flash memory, a microSD card slot for expanding the storage and the battery life will last 2 hours. Expect to hear more from this one on the OEM front as interest grows. UPDATE: Two years on and although Light Blue Optics doesn't seem to have come up with the goods, others have.
Education Eye - Mapping Innovations About Education Eye Futurelab's Education Eye brings you a wide range of exciting, relevant and useful innovations which are selected from the best of the web and updated daily. The Eye provides a way to discover, explore and share new ideas. Quid Novi Ainda estava escuro, quando às 6 horas da manhã, do dia 29 de fevereiro de 2012, a mansão de luxo, na Rua Cedroarana, Quadra G-3, Lote 11, no Residencial Alphaville Ipês, em Goiânia, de propriedade do governador de Goiás Marconi Pirillo até 2010, foi invadida pela “swat” da Polícia Federal. Carlos Augusto de Almeida Ramos, o Carlinhos Cachoeira, foi preso numa ação cinematográfica. O arrombamento da porta da sala e a chegada dos agentes federais ao quarto de Carlos Cachoeira coroava a Operação Monte Carlo. Cachoeira, como é chamado, acordou assustado.
Immersive games beats classroom in maths Well designed studyThe tested a hypothesis; that interactive maths games are more effective than classroom instruction. This was a well constructed study; The Effects of Modern Math Computer Games on Learners' Math Achievement and Math Course Motivation in a Public High School Setting, MansurehKebritchi, Ph.D., AtsusiHirumi, Ph.D. and HaiyanBai, Ph.D. They took 193 algebra students, control groups and then did evaluation through pre- and post-study assessments, surveys, classroom observations and interviews. Over 18 weeks, on average, students in the experimental group made gains of 8.07 points (out of 25), while students in the control group made gains of 3.74 points. They used an immersive video game world that engages students in the instruction and learning of mathematics. Pre-algebra and algebra objectives are covered through a series of missions that bring math into a world that today's students understand.
15 filmes que são diamantes para o cérebro Veja também Recentemente, o jornalista Euler de França Belém, ao elaborar uma lista com sugestões de livros para o Natal, defendeu a tese de que bons livros são, na verdade, “diamantes para o cérebro”. Acredito que essa premissa — com a qual concordo inteiramente — possa ser estendida também para o cinema. Talvez com muito mais razão para o cinema, forma de expressão que, posto que goze de amplo apelo popular, tem perdido progressivamente a pretensão do “fazer artístico”, a privilegiar-se a lógica da produção em escala industrial de blockbusters. Com isso, cada vez mais temos cinéfilos autodeclarados que desprezam a leitura da Pauline Kael (às vezes, nunca ouviram falar dela), mas não hesitam em cultuar bobagens infantis. Essa introdução serve para justificar a presente lista.
Data science We’ve all heard it: according to Hal Varian, statistics is the next sexy job. Five years ago, in What is Web 2.0, Tim O’Reilly said that “data is the next Intel Inside.” But what does that statement mean? Why do we suddenly care about statistics and about data? In this post, I examine the many sides of data science — the technologies, the companies and the unique skill sets.
Journalism Needs Data in 21st Century Journalism has always been about reporting facts and assertions and making sense of world affairs. No news there. But as we move further into the 21st century, we will have to increasingly rely on "data" to feed our stories, to the point that "data-driven reporting" becomes second nature to journalists. The shift from facts to data is subtle and makes perfect sense. You could that say data are facts, with the difference that they can be computed, analyzed, and made use of in a more abstract way, especially by a computer. With this mindset, finding mainstream data-driven stories doesn't take long at all.
How to be a data journalist Data journalism is huge. I don't mean 'huge' as in fashionable - although it has become that in recent months - but 'huge' as in 'incomprehensibly enormous'. It represents the convergence of a number of fields which are significant in their own right - from investigative research and statistics to design and programming. The idea of combining those skills to tell important stories is powerful - but also intimidating. Who can do all that?