Education startup helps students who are pursuing liberal arts get skills to compete in tech industry

The Adjacent Academies team, from left: Anh M. Nguyen, CEO; Malena Harrang, senior manager of business operations; Shireen Campbell, professor and Chair of English, Davidson College; Kristen Eshleman, director of Innovation Initiatives, Davidson College; and Jesse Farmer, lead instructor, Adjacent. (Adjacent Academies Photo) College students who want to pursue the liberal arts subjects they’re passionate about can still get the technical training they need to compete in a job market that demands those skills thanks to the Seattle startup Adjacent Academies. Founded in 2019, Adjacent is the brainchild of San Francisco-based…

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3D technology helps reveal face of Bronze Age farmer

Academic “time detectives” from Liverpool have used 3D digital technology to reveal the face of a Bronze Age farmer who lived in England 4,000 years ago. Experts from Face Lab at the Liverpool John Moores University used the technology based on the study of the man’s skull, reports Xinhua news agency. The man’s skeleton was found in an ancient burial ground in the county of Derbyshire in the 1930s. For the past 30 years, the remains have been part of a collection at Derbyshire’s Buxton Museum. The project is part…

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Virtual Reality Helps Paralysed Patients Regain Feeling

Virtual reality has helped eight paralysed patients regain some feeling in their legs in “a big surprise”, say scientists. The clinical results of the programme in Sao Paulo, Brazil, show the participants have some sensations and muscle control in lower limbs. A team led by neuroscientist Dr Miguel Nicolelis, of Duke University in North Carolina, used a virtual reality system which monitored the patients’ brain activity to simulate control of their legs. The programme helped the participants convert brain activity into electric signals that power brain-controlled robotics such as exoskeletons and…

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