DISTANCE

Distance in the news

The DISTANCE project has been featured in the inaugural issue of Adjacent Local Government, February 2014. This Special Issue on sustainable cities shows how local authorities can apply the latest thinking and research for the benefit of their wider communities. Adjacent Local Government is produced…

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Birmingham Urban Climate Laboratory: monitoring Birmingham’s urban heat island

The Birmingham Urban Climate Laboratory (BUCL) has recently been established by the University of Birmingham. BUCL is a high density, near real-time network of weather and air temperature sensors which are located in schools across the city. The long-term aim of the network is to…

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Hayesfield’s first DISTANCE workshop

Today we are at Hayesfield School. 160 students using IOST kit in their lessons. Chaos reigns!

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How does sleep impact on memory, health and performance

According to experts, the average person in the UK now gets just 6.5 hours of sleep a night. The University of Surrey recently completed a study of the effect that this and found that adding one hour of sleep dramatically increases memory, health and overall…

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Intel’s Galileo board now available for schools and Arduino enthusiasts

Intel’s Galileo board, launched at the Rome Maker Fair in October 2013, is an amazing new resource for use in schools and by Arduino enthusiasts everywhere. Galileo is a microcontroller board based on the Intel® Quark SoC X1000 Application Processor, a 32-bit Intel Pentium-class system…

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The importance of innovation – report by PWC

Price Waterhouse Coopers have published an interesting report on the importance of innovation to really successful companies, and the characteristics that define them. Here are some of the key findings: Seventy nine per cent of the most innovative companies in their study have well-defined innovation…

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Co-Creating the Internet of Things for Children

The Royal College of Art hosted a pan-European meeting to discuss the internet of things and children on Friday. DISTANCE were represented by Duncan Wilson (Intel) and Sean McDougall (Stakeholder Design), along with Simon Varley and Steve Saddler from Alder Grange and East Barnet School…

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Eight UK schools to take part in ‘Internet of Things’ pilot

Children in eight UK schools are to be given access to new technology as part of a pilot scheme to define how the ‘Internet of Things’ can enhance learning in science, technology, and geography. Two students use a datalogging device to monitor conditions in a…

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DISTANCE begins

In May 2013 we started a project to bring the Internet of Things into schools. Project Distance offers every school in the UK: the ability to measure and share data in a way that helps to make science fun, links directly to the curriculum, helps…

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