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For decades, the blind have used canes to get around. Now a special wristband gives them a 'sixth sense.'

Watching Fernando Albertorio stroll down a crowded sidewalk in downtown Washington during a recent lunch hour, casually sidestepping pedestrians running errands and crowding around food trucks, you’d have no idea he is legally blind.<p>Albertorio easily blends into the flow of human traffic swirling …

Numb

Australian-made 3D-printed sternum and rib cage implanted into NY patient

A New York woman previously diagnosed with a rare bone cancer has received a 3D-printed sternum and rib cage produced by the CSIRO and Anatomics.<p>An …

3D Printing

Cornell Launches Program to Inject the Humanities into Tech

$20 million initiative’s goal is to address ethical quandaries in the fast-changing digital world<p>A new Cornell University program aims to help liberal-arts students bring humanistic values to technology fields and address ethical quandaries in the fast-changing digital world.<p>The school plans to …

Humanities

Watch Aaron Draplin design a logo in 15 minutes

It's fun to watch an A-list designer like Aaron Draplin (creator of Field Notes notebooks) how he goes about designing a new logo. Here, he was …

12 Tools and Resources to Get Students to Create Instructional Videos

“Animation offers a medium of storytelling and visual entertainment which can bring pleasure and information to people of all ages everywhere …

Education Technology

Bored Kids? Here's What's Missing to Make Their Creativity Explode | Inc.com

A study published in 2013 examined why students dropped out of high school, charting students' motivations for dropping out since 1955.<p>The students were broken into three categories:<p>Students who are "pushed" out, meaning their underperformance forced them to leave.<br>• Students who are "pulled" out, …

High School

muji releases minimalist tiny hut for compact cabin living

<b>after showcasing several prototypes of the cabins during tokyo designers week back in 2015, minimalist home-goods brand muji discretely releases its</b> …

The Industrial Design Prototyping Process, Part 2: Final Rendering

Balancing on-paper with digital<p>Here in Part 2 industrial designer Eric Strebel, founder of Botzen Design, has just one more step to complete before …

Product Design

Desktop Metal reveals how its 3D printers rapidly churn out metal objects

Desktop Metal revealed pricing and other details for its 3D printers today which can make objects out of hundreds of different alloys including steel, aluminum, titanium and copper. In terms of quality, the parts produced by Desktop Metal systems compare to injection-molded items, says the …

3D Printing

Assessing 21st Century Skills in Students

This presentation takes the Microsoft 21st Century Learning Design Program a step further to look at the assessment of student skills.

Conceptual ideas on school leadership – a video library.

In a previous post, I highlighted some key contemporary educational ideas for all teachers that can be accessed via youtube. Here I’ve put together a …

How to Use Design Strategies to Build a Life You Love

“Life’s ambiguous, you don’t always know what’s going to come next—design thinking is a nice framework for this.”<p><b>Leah Weiss</b> is a professor at the …

Psychology Says This Is the Top Contributor to Happiness (It's Not What You Think) | Inc.com

According to a report by <i>The Journal of Personality and Social Psychology</i>, the No. 1 contributor to happiness in life is not money, popularity, good looks, or even a good sex life (too many...jokes...can't pick...just...one).<p>It's <i>autonomy</i>.<p>The report defines autonomy as: "the feeling that your life, …

Employee Engagement

The paradoxes of creative leadership

In this article, we describe the competencies of a creative leader in detail, and invite you to look in the mirror and see how you score on those key …

Your Startup's Pitch Needs Only These 10 Slides | Inc.com

Pitching your startup to investors just might be the most nerve-wracking aspect of starting your new business -- well, besides the prospect of losing your shirt.<p>I get it. The last thing you want to do when you're sleep-deprived and edgy and suffering startup angst is pitch it over... and over... …

Selling

Top 10 Business Plan Templates You Can Download Free

Why reinvent the wheel? Get a professional business plan template at no cost.<p>Writing your business plan. Ughhhh.<p>It's definitely not the most exciting part of starting a business. In fact, if you're like a lot of entrepreneurs, you're probably going to find yourself pulling a few all-nighters to get …

Small Business

Creative Habits of Einstein, Picasso and Mozart

IQ alone cannot explain creative spark!<p>Intelligence is not enough to create extraordinary work. If you have ever channeled all your energy and time …

Create a Startup Culture in Your Classroom

By embracing these business models for learning, teachers are taking on this entrepreneurial, DIY spirit and transforming the process of making …

The Future Of Jobs: 5 Options Everyone Must Consider

There’s a Robotic Apocalypse coming – everyone seems quite certain about this. I’m not talking about a Matrix or Terminator scenario where the human race is enslaved by AI, although some very smart people are concerned that this could happen. The real and present danger appears to be about jobs.<p>At …

The Future

InformED

Imagine a world where digital learning platforms help adult learners succeed through college completion; where a network of schools offers …

CNC Machining, 3D Printing, & Injection Molding Services

Instant pricing, lead times, and feedback<p>Xometry’s easy-to-use software platform is revolutionizing manufacturing. Simply upload your 3D models and …

'CardBoardiZer' allows users to create robotic models in minutes

A new computerized system allows novice designers to convert static three-dimensional objects into moving robotic versions made out of materials …

3D Printing