For years, futurists have been predicting the use of immersive virtual reality headsets as an instructional tool, and in the past year, this is starting to become a reality with the emergence of affordable head-mounted displays (HMDs), such as Samsung’s Gear VR which is based on technology from Oculus Rift.
Intel Corp said on Tuesday it would cut up to 12,000 jobs globally, or 11 percent of its workforce, as it refocuses its business towards making microchips that power data centers and Internet connected devices and away from the declining personal computer industry it helped found.
The push toward this type of personalized learning driven by technology – through an initiative called Students and Teachers Accessing Tomorrow, or STAT – is Baltimore County’s answer to closing achievement gaps that have plagued schools in the area.
Nicholas Negroponte is often asked to make predictions. In 1984, at the very first TED conference, the futurist famously predicted CD-ROMs, video teleconferencing, service kiosks, touchscreens and his very own effort to provide computers to children in developing countries.
Senator Richard Shelby, R-Tuscaloosa, and his Democratic counterpart have drafted a Senate spending bill that would give the US space agency NASA $19 billion in the coming year for the second year in a row. Shelby said that though that’s more money than was being asked by the agency, it's required so that vital programs won't stall.
One of the most effective and vital ways to increase the amount of qualified STEM personnel in the workforce is by encouraging women to pursue careers in the field. Although women make up 47% of the workforce, they represent only 25% of the STEM workforce.
Climate change is a very large, very urgent problem. This has led to a peculiar and singularly unproductive fight within the climate community. Those who focus on the "urgent" part say that the overwhelming priority should be to deploy existing low-carbon technologies. We simply don't have time to wait for energy breakthroughs or miracles, they say.
To help prepare schools and universities for this explosion in technology, iSheriff, a leading cyber security company, today released its latest white paper Is Your School Ready for Education 3.0?. Education 3.0 is an all-encompassing term for how new technologies, such as cloud computing, online video, and mobile devices are changing the way educators teach and students learn.
In the last in a series of annual addresses before the Maryland Space Business Roudntable here, Sen. Barbara Mikulski (D-Md.) said she would seek to ensure that NASA’s existing array of science and exploration programs were fully funded in the fiscal year 2017 appropriations bill.
When it comes to the explosion of opioid abuse in the U.S., large employers are footing a big chunk of the bill. Nearly one-third of painkiller prescriptions funded by employer plans are being abused, according to a new report from benefits firm Castlight.