Reblogged from: https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/08/160810114119.htm Date:August 10, 2016 Source:University of Alabama at Birmingham Summary:A wearable cloud make the design of mobile and wearable devices simple, inexpensive and lightweight by having mobile device users tap into the resources of the wearable cloud, instead of relying solely on the capabilities of their mobile hardware.
Reblogged from: https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/08/160810104246.htm The use of smartphones and tablet computers during evening hours has previously been associated with sleep disturbances in humans. A new study now shows that daytime light exposure may be a promising means to combat sleep disturbances associated with evening use of electronic devices. read the entire story at: https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/08/160810104246.htm
What happens when we teach a computer how to learn? Technologist Jeremy Howard shares some surprising new developments in the fast-moving field of deep learning, a technique that can give computers the ability to learn Chinese, or to recognize objects in photos, or to help think through a medical diagnosis. (One deep learning tool, after … More Ted Talk: The wonderful and terrifying implications of deep learning
Video games often get a bad rap. Some of that criticism may be deserved (many don’t exactly encourage kids to get active), but video games aren’t all bad. In fact, there are a number that are pretty darn educational and can help students young and old learn new things, develop problem-solving skills, and get creative, … More 50 Educational Video Games That Homeschoolers Love
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Excerpt from Beyond Minecraft: Games That Inspire Building and Exploration | MindShift. The success and popularity of Minecraft in and out of classrooms is no surprise. It’s one of the best examples of the potential of learning with games because it embraces exploration, discovery, creation, collaboration, and problem-solving while allowing teachers to shepherd play toward … More Beyond Minecraft: Games That Inspire Building and Exploration | MindShift
Bioengineers have created a biological mechanism to send genetic messages from cell to cell — something they’ve nicknamed the biological Internet, or “Bi-Fi.” via Bioengineers introduce ‘Bi-Fi’ — The biological ‘Internet’ — ScienceDaily.
From performing surgery and flying planes to babysitting kids and driving cars, today’s robots can do it all. With chatbots such as Eugene Goostman recently being hailed as “passing” the Turing test, it appears robots are becoming increasingly adept at posing as humans. While machines are becoming ever more integrated into human lives, the need … More How to train a robot: Can we teach robots right from wrong? — ScienceDaily
Researchers are offering an alternative to the celebrated “Turing Test” to determine whether a machine or computer program exhibits human-level intelligence. via Testing if a computer has human-level intelligence: Alternative to ‘Turing test’ proposed — ScienceDaily.
Developers have built and tested a new kind of interactive wayfinder: 3-D maps that vocalize building information and directions when touched. via A 3-D, talking map for the blind (and everyone else) — ScienceDaily.
Third grader Cordell Steiner makes a pretty convincing argument for using video games in the classroom in this TEDx talk. He describes feeling more motivated to learn and master new skills because of his eagerness to beat his own high score or finish before the clock runs out. He says he used to be bored … More A Third Grader’s Plea For More Game-Based Learning | MindShift