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Top 5 emerging trends in America’s libraries

July 31st, 2014 at 8:49 am » Comments Off

Digital resources are growing throughout libraries. In libraries in the U.S. technology and digital resources are expanding rapidly, and important tech tools that serve entire communities are available at nearly all libraries across the nation.    



A rescue drone that finds survivors by tracking their mobile phone signals

July 31st, 2014 at 8:41 am » Comments Off

The drone can pick out the location of an individual phone within 30 feet. A mobile phone can be the device that saves you in an emergency, even if you aren’t able to make a call. The Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne have developed a drone that can pinpoint the location of a mobile […]



Why the Internet of Things just became very interesting

July 31st, 2014 at 8:30 am » Comments Off

The Nest Protect smart smoke and carbon monoxide detector. The Internet of Things (IoT) computing phase is the next industrial revolution, according to experts. And an estimated 50 billion connected devices and I0T solutions will reach $7.1 trillion by 2020.  



Top 4 technology trends that are changing higher education

July 31st, 2014 at 8:18 am » Comments Off

Game-based learning can provide students with the right skills and knowledge for their future. Technology transforms how students learn, share and gather information and has had a huge impact on the education system worldwide.    



How five U.S. innovations helped improve schools in Finland even as American’s ignore the same reforms

July 31st, 2014 at 8:08 am » Comments Off

Finland has a staggering record of education success. Pasi Sahlberg, a Finnish educator and scholar, is one of the world’s leading experts on school reform and educational practices. He is the author of the best-selling “Finnish Lessons: What Can the World Learn About Educational Change in Finland?”and a former director general of Finland’s Center for International […]



‘Micro-colleges’ will educate the workforce of the future: Futurist Thomas Frey

July 30th, 2014 at 4:59 pm » Comments Off

The world has a shortage of 18 million teachers. Dell’s Center for Entrepreneurs took to the Rockies, sponsoring an event at the Innovation Pavilion in Centennial, Colorado. Former IBM engineer and noted futurist Thomas Frey addressed a gathering of business leaders, entrepreneurs and community members on an issue he says is increasingly impacting the labor force: With the ever-increasing […]



Top 10 ways nanotechnology is transforming the world around us

July 30th, 2014 at 4:49 pm » Comments Off

Nanotechnology might be outside your window at this very moment in the form of a gecko-like human scaling a self-cleaning, nano-enhanced solar window. A pair of hand-held, gecko-inspired paddles that can help you ascend a 25-foot sheet of glass might not seem like the most impressive use of nanotechnology but this real-world advance aptly demonstrates how quickly […]



Here’s why automakers want 4G technology in cars

July 28th, 2014 at 9:20 am » Comments Off

Automakers are counting on the connected car. Today’s cars are trying to replicate the smartphone experience. Touchscreen interfaces are common. Dashboard designers take UI tips from iPhones, and automakers want to build apps for cars. Large automakers like General Motors are taking the next obvious step and integrating 4G LTE service into their cars starting this year. […]



This fabric pen can magically mend torn clothing

July 28th, 2014 at 9:03 am » Comments Off

Fabric Pen The average American throws out around 70 pounds of clothing and other textiles like shoes and sheets every year. The problem is that clothes are so cheap that it’s easier to replace something than repair it if a piece happens to tear. Many of us no longer even know how to sew. One […]



Dubai to build climate-controlled city within itself

July 28th, 2014 at 8:46 am » Comments Off

Mall of the World – Dubai Dubai is less a city and more a perpetually ongoing World’s Fair more and more.  Crazy thing after crazy thing emerges from that place, but that’s just how Dubai rolls.  What other city would build a city inside of itself? (Video)    



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