Today’s Tech Sightings:
The Consumer Electronics Show is coming to Las Vegas on January 5, 2017. It promises to unveil thousands of new gadgets and products, some of which made headway in 2016 but will achieve a level of maturity in 2017. The world’s largest electronics trade show is expected to focus on cars, drones, artificial intelligence, mixed reality, and Internet of Things technologies. Writer Jennifer Booton expects a couple of new arenas such as high-tech sleep and baby products.
Santiago, Chile gets its wealth from copper and mineral mines, rather than technology. And while it is unlikely to spawn the next Silicon Valley any time soon, some of its engineers are hoping to change that through a technology incubator called “Idea Factory.” The project gives inventors space to work and connects students and young entrepreneurs with industry leaders.
Popular block building game Minecraft has been used for education and urban planning for some time now. But a group of professors just found a new way to trick their students into learning chemistry and engineering concepts from the game. The professors created the “Polycraft World” expansion to Minecraft that requires students to create an educational, fun game based on accurate science. They found students learning additional science concepts as they created the items needed to play their games.
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