This High Schooler Invented a Low-Cost, Mind-Controlled Prosthetic Arm | Innovation

Benjamin Choi was one of the top 40 finalists of this year’s Regeneron Science Talent Search, the country’s oldest and most prestigious science and math competition for high school seniors. Society for Science Ten years ago, when Benjamin Choi was in third grade, he watched a “60 Minutes” documentary about a mind-controlled prosthesis. Researchers implanted … Read more

MCU, ‘Avatar,’ ‘Call of Duty’ animator speaks with Logansport students | News

The Marvel Cinematic Universe. James Cameron’s “Avatar.” “Call of Duty.” Logansport Junior High seventh and eighth graders in Karina Fauble’s Computer Science Discoveries class were taken into a multiverse of possibilities Thursday morning during a virtual conversation with Marc Morisseau, a Hollywood motion capture editor, animator and indie video game developer. Morisseau includes among his … Read more

What is an ‘app,’ anyway? | Business

Computer nerds and IT wonks often throw around tech acronyms, abbreviations and terminology like they actually know what they’re talking about, and only dummies don’t understand their jibber-jabber. This situation has been one of my longstanding pet peeves. How can you communicate if nobody knows what you’re talking about? I often tell IT and cybersecurity … Read more

Metaverse is essentially The Matrix — but without the tubes and enslavement | Features

  The Metaverse is a virtual reality experience that is being made by Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg. The Metaverse is a virtual reality video game that simulates life and lets you do essentially anything you want to well — at the cost of your head being attached to a VR headset all day. The Metaverse lets … Read more

Grant prepares Eastern Kentucky students for the modern workforce | News

Submitted photos Local students have recently been participating in a program called “Tough as Nails, Nimble Fingers: Developing a K-8 Coding Pathway for Kentucky Appalachia” intended to help them learn about the jobs of the present and future and the skills necessary for those jobs. Educators, researchers and leaders in the business sector are working … Read more

How Coachella’s gamification and augmented reality is like a real life video game | Nation

ANAHEIM, Calif. — Going to festivals comes with a set of expectations. Attendees typically undergoes a series of tasks such as securing a place to stay for the weekend, getting through tedious traffic, navigating a festival map, and staying hydrated and well-fed for energy and stamina. Those tasks are part of the experience for fans … Read more

AAUW Notable Women: Kate Geiger | Community News

Kate Geiger, director of the Indiana Free Library, describes herself as “a community builder on a mission to grow libraries and to have an impact through the power of literacy.” With a father who was a Slippery Rock University professor, she developed a love for literature, research and writing, earning an English degree at Indiana … Read more

Twin Lakes system returns to full-service in-person programming | News

While libraries within the Twin Lakes system have been back to functioning at their regular service hours for quite some time since the pandemic, the number of in-person programming continues to grow and expand offered. Particularly exciting is the fact that the popular Summer Reading Program will return to hosting the in-person activities that local … Read more

Ivy Tech’s STEM mobile lab lets students learn about technology at a young age | News

ANDERSON — One of the curriculum standards for elementary students in Indiana is computer science. To help them learn not just computer science but other science, technology, engineering and mathematics standards, Anderson Community Schools has adopted Project Lead the Way coursework. According to Andrea Meadows, the elementary eLearning instructional coach with ACS, the district started … Read more

CyberBuzz Entertainment opens in Alexander County | Local Business News

HIDDENITE — CyberBuzz Entertainment has opened at 3750 NC 90 East in Hiddenite. A ribbon cutting arranged by the Alexander County Economic Development Corporation was held Saturday to celebrate. Owner Nathan Buzzell invites the public to take a journey into the virtual world with the fully immersive virtual reality experience at CyberBuzz Entertainment. The new … Read more