Found, With a Robot: A Loch Ness Monster

(ATLAS OBSCURA) – Almost 600 feet deep, in the bottom of Loch Ness, a robot named Munin has found the remains of a large object with a very long neck.

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How Social Media is Crippling Democracy, and Why We Seem Powerless to Stop It

(ZD NET) – So, how is everyone’s anxiety doing? Are all our coping mechanisms firing on all cylinders? Are we all being mindful and living in the present moment? Great.

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Dragons in the Department of Corrections

(Waypoint) – Inmates at a Colorado’s maximum security prison use Dungeons & Dragons to collaborate and exercise their creativity… all without dice. By Elisabeth d Kleer, 27 October, 2016 Sterling

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CIA Puts Almost 12 Million Declassified Files Online for the First Time

(THE VERGE) – The CIA has put almost 12 million pages of its records online, allowing anyone with an internet connection to browse 50 years worth of declassified intelligence reports,

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NASA’s New App is ‘The Sims’ in Space, With Plants

(GIZMODO) – As a life-long, avid Sims player, I was pretty excited to hear about NASA Science Investigations: Plant Growth. Released last month, the educational app lets you zoom around

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Lego Targets Pre-Mindstorms Minds with its Boost Educational Kit

(TECH CRUNCH) – Boost is an impressive kit. The five on-board building experiences cover a lot of ground, from a robot to a guitar, to quasi Lego “3D printer” that’s

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Astronaut Charlie Duke Plays Apollo 11 VR on Oculus Rift

(Immersive VREducation) – On Saturday, 18th of July, Apollo 16 astronaut General Charlie Duke attended the opening of the Gateway to Space exhibition in Brussels where we had a virtual

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HAPPY CHRISTMAS! EFFECTS OF THE ‘HOME ALONE’ BOOBY TRAPS ACTUALLY DEVASTATING

(Nerdist) – Over the last few years it seems the internet has turned a critical eye on one of the most beloved holiday films ever made and come away with

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Mapped: The Beaches Where Lego Washes Up

(BBC) – The story of millions of Lego pieces washing up on beaches attracted huge interest when first told by the Magazine. The list of places where the toys have

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This Exoskeleton Glove Could Let You Feel the ‘Shape’ of Virtual Reality

(EXTREME TECH) – Virtual reality headsets like the HTC Vive and Oculus Rift can create realistic virtual worlds, and motion controllers can even let you interact with objects in them.

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