A Guide to Open Data

April 6, 2021 | Angjelin

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Open data has garnered a lot of attention in recent years. In fact, you may have come across other terms with the prefix open, such as open source, open access, open knowledge, open education, and open science, to name a few. Are they all connected? A representation of linked data...

Get Creative to Reduce Stress and Anxiety

March 12, 2021 | TPL Staff

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Creative expression is what connects the heart to the body. Several studies have shown that embracing your creativity – through visual arts, music, writing, designing, or another way – can help relax the body and release dopamine. Dopamine is a natural anti-depressant. "Girl Using Laptop in park" by CollegeDegrees360. Used...

Introducing the Internet of Things Part III: The Social Lens

March 3, 2021 | Angjelin

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This is the third part of a three-part blog on the Internet of Things (IoT). In the first post, I introduced the Internet of things (IoT) as the expansion of digital devices communicating with each other and discussed the first main factor enabling this: the improvement of standards and protocols...

Technology is Making our Fashion Dreams and Imagination Come to Life

February 24, 2021 | TPL Staff

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Fashion is a form of art that can express one’s emotions, culture and history. Making clothes incorporates aspects of creativity and attention to detail. Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) are being used to augment the creativity of artists and designers within the fashion industry. From generating outfits, to...

An Introduction to the Internet of Things: Part II

February 10, 2021 | Angjelin

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Image by imgix from unsplash.com. This is the second part of a three-part blog on the Internet of Things (IoT). In the last post, I introduced the Internet of things (IoT) as the expansion of digital devices communicating with each other. I discussed the first main factor enabling this: the...

What is the Internet of Things?

January 22, 2021 | Angjelin

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Only a decade ago, the number of devices connected to the internet was less than 1/7th of the world's total population. Today, there are three times that many devices connected to the internet or to each other. By and large, the now commonplace buzzphrase "the Internet of Things", IoT for...

Top Digital Skills to Learn for 2021

January 18, 2021 | Carrie

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The beginning of a new year is the perfect time to set goals for the upcoming year. Start the year off right by learning a new digital skill in 2021. According to Techrepublic, the top 5 tech skills to master in 2021 are: Cybersecurity. Specifically, cybersecurity skills for the cloud...

The Use of Artificial Intelligence in Children's Therapies

November 12, 2020 | Emoke

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Artificial Intelligence (AI) is the ability for a computer or computer controlled robot to perform tasks commonly associated with intelligent beings. Here are a few unique examples of how AI can help with specific children's therapies. This includes speech therapy, social skills for autism and the identification of anxiety and...

The Uses of Virtual Reality in Healthcare

October 21, 2020 | Emoke

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A few years back, I attended a library training program and one of the presenters mentioned the idea of using virtual reality (VR) for surgery simulation. This idea has never left me. Doctors can use VR (essentially video game technology) to simulate real-life surgery. They can use this tool to...

DIY High Tech Halloween Costumes

October 5, 2020 | Denise

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The days are getting shorter, the air is getting cooler and the grocery store shelves are filling with boxes of mini chocolate bars and bag of chips. That can only mean one thing: it's Halloween season! Halloween is going to look a little different this year. But we can still...