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This 3D printer creates objects from 10 materials at once

A new 3D printer capable of manufacturing objects with up to ten materials at once has been unveiled.

MIT's (apparently very busy) Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) released video of the printer, which they say is cheaper and "more user-friendly" than previous …


Michael Bay is launching a range of 'augmented reality comics'

Not content with cultural control over Transformers, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and his broader near-monopoly on cinematic explosions, Michael Bay has set his sights on comic books.

Bay's 451 Media Group has set up an interactive publishing division, with a view to create a series of graphic novels …


3D-printed 'microfish' swim in bloodstream to deliver drugs

New 3D-printed robots in the shape of small fish may one day be able to swim through bloodstreams, delivering drugs to the human body and removing toxins.

The "microfish" were created by a team of researchers at the University of California San Diego, who claimed they can print hundreds of the tiny …


Facebook: only 85.7 percent of Earth did not use our site on Monday

Facebook has announced that merely 85.7 percent of the Earth's population did not log on to its service within 24 hours on Monday 24 August 2015.

The social network said that six billion people did not use its suite of status updates, contacts, messaging and media sharing tools on Monday.

Admittedly …


Has ‘Disruptive Innovation’ Run Its Course? Not Yet…

According to one high-profile critique, the concept of disruptive innovation has been allowed to run amok. Experts from Wharton and elsewhere say it …


Why can’t a library? – Informative Flights

And if it were a store, what kind of store would it be? Please don’t say bookstore, because even though we apparently love them, they’re dying and …

Australian Universities

Buzz Aldrin Proves the Federal Government Has A Form for Everything

This may be the only exciting piece of government paperwork you’ll ever read. Buzz Aldrin conquered Throwback Thursday forever last week when he …

Buzz Aldrin

These 'Minecraft' worlds will teach you about UK geology

One of the reasons Minecraft is so popular is that it gives players a blank slate on which to build whatever creations their imaginations can conceive. This level of freedom has led to entire cities and even countries taking on a virtual form, though sometimes our destructive nature can be just as …


Facebook's solar-powered plane will beam the internet everywhere

Facebook has completed construction of its solar-powered, unmanned aircraft Aquila, designed to deliver radio internet coverage across the globe using lasers. And it's majestic.

"When you bring a road to a rural area, it always improves their lives. Similarly when you bring information hive into a …


How political engagement on social media can drive people to extremes

The online social networks that social media facilitate can act as powerful distribution channels for political messages. shutterstockAt a recent …

Social Media

How Twitter Can Power Your Professional Learning

By Matt RenwickOverloaded with Twitter? Stem your tweet flow with advice from Principal Matt Renwick.

Social Media

Bron Stuckey - Game Inspired Learning

The Most Powerful 8 Minutes for Student Engagement

One of the most important lessons we ever learned might have been when we discovered that we could solve maze puzzles by starting from the end and …


New study claims to find genetic link between creativity and mental illness

The ancient Greeks were first to make the point. Shakespeare raised the prospect too. But Lord Byron was, perhaps, the most direct of them all: “We of the craft are all crazy,” he told the Countess of Blessington, casting a wary eye over his fellow poets.

The notion of the tortured artist is a …

Scientific Research

65 Free Charlie Chaplin Films Online

A few things to know about Charlie Chaplin. He starred in over 80 films, reeling off most during the silent film era. In 1914 alone, he acted in 40 …

Magic Leap Launches A Developer Platform For Apps, Games And Movies

Augmented-reality innovator Magic Leap is launching a developer platform for third-party coders to build products on top of its technology. CEO Rony Abovitz announced on stage earlier this week at MIT Technology Review's EmTech Digital Conference that a software-development kit, or SDK, will be …

The Future of Web Design is Hidden in the History of Architecture

The history of Western architecture can teach us a lot about the evolution of web design. As forms of art, both are defined by several factors:

They …

A Global Museum: How Flipboard Can Help Bring a World of Ancient Wonders to Classrooms Half a World Away

Being born and raised in Australia, it was easy for me to feel isolated from the rest of the world, especially as I developed a love of history as a child. I recall my disappointment when I learnt that the lands of the Romans, Incas and Medieval Europe were on the other side of the world from where …

World History

Note Taking Systems - Academic Skills Center: Study Skills Library

The Cornell Method

The Cornell method provides a systematic format for condensing and organizing notes without laborious recopying. After writing the …


Automating walking is the first step to a dystopian nightmare

If we're really going to outsource walking -- as a professor in Germany proved earlier this year is possible (with the help of some electrodes) -- we'll end up automating all physical activity, from chewing to smiling. This is a dystopian future that Evan Selinger, associate professor of philosophy …

The Future

LG’s 55-inch 'wallpaper' OLED display hangs on the wall with magnets

It's one of LG's most impressive displays of screen technology yet: a 55-inch OLED panel that's just 0.97mm thick and weighs just 1.9kg (4.1 pounds). The panel is so thin that it can be stuck to the wall using a magnetic mat before being peeled off like wallpaper, reports Korean news agency Yonhap. …

LG Display

The 10 best iPhone and iPad apps for writers

Writers need tools that allow them to be productive, creative, and focused as they craft their work. Between word processors, note takers, and …

iOS Apps

E-Learning Queen: Cognitive Apprenticeship / Situated Learning in Life and Work Settings

Jenni's new approach for processing water from oil and gas wells was announced on the very same day that the Oklahoma Geological Survey stated that …


#GBL - the suspension of reality

"Oh, the places you'll go! There is fun to be done! There are points to be scored. There are games to be won!" - Theodor Geisel (Dr Seuss)
Games based …


Opening up #learning: Forms and formats

Following on from my previous post, I was asked what was the difference between new forms of learning and new formats of learning. With so many …


Helll-ooo! Watching Videos Does Not Necessarily Lead to Learning

Being Mobile Blog

The Holy Grail of Video-Based Instruction 1.0

If students watch a 10-minute, instructional video, all the information in the video …


Wonder: A Search Engine Fueled by Research Experts – Save Time, Learn Anything

Wonder … a Search Engine Unlike Any Other!Wonder is a very different type of search engine. Instead of computer generated feedback, a real human being …

Search Engines

20 white papers and power point presentations

Microsoft PowerPoint

16 analytic disciplines compared to data science

Crazy Data Science Tutorial: Classification and Clustering

In order to write a tutorial about classification, it was necessary to find an example that was broad enough that it would need to be sub-divided. …