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February 2019 News Wire

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Interesting stories about science and technology for February 2019.

Rome Reborn

Ever want to fly over ancient Rome to see what people saw and where they lived nearly 2000 years ago? A two-hour virtual reality tour lets you fly around animations of the ancient buildings and statues. There also are a number of videos with amazing recreations.

https://www.romereborn.org/
https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/vr-experience-restores-7000-roman-buildings-monuments-their-former-glory-180970901/

Augmented Reality Tech Helps Blind By Making Objects Talk

A new headset called CARA helps blind people navigate new spaces by having objects say what they are, for example, a door on the right or a chair in front of them. The computer in the headset recognizes objects then says their names.

https://www.engadget.com/2018/11/29/ar-headset-tech-helps-blind-navigate/

NASA Live Views of Earth

The NASA channel on YouTube includes an updated high definition video feed from cameras attached to the International Space Station. Make the video full screen on your computer and watch as the earth rolls past with clouds, oceans and lakes, and land.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pw4WZObNqss

Also In The February 2019 Issue

The craft world and the tech world collide in this fun, hands-on activity.

For twenty three years, since 1996, cars have used computers to control different parts of the car.

Synchronizing games with players from all around the world is no easy task.

A simple thought experiment sheds light on the dangers of AI. Can we stop the earth being buried in paperclips?

‘Files’ may be easy concepts for humans, but not for computers. What’s going on inside your operating system?

Two ways to play Minecraft with an overarching storyline. Experience the game like never before!

Helping kids fall in love with coding through Minecraft mods and Raspberry Pis.

A better, smoother way to direct your theatrical masterpiece.

How hackers can steal the messages you send over the internet, and how to tell if your communications are secure.

It’s not as simple as it seems. Can you solve this classic programming problem?

Ever wondered what happens when you connect to a website? Time to dive into the secrets of networking!

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Interesting stories about science and technology for February 2019.