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The Smithsonian reinvents itself with AR technology

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); MIT and The Smithsonian Institution have teamed together to create an interactive, eight week, scientific mystery. Kids age 10 1/2 to 14 years old can participate in this augmented reality video game. The game is called Vanished, and can be played on line or offline. It requires the junior scientists to work together to solve riddles, puzzles, and other online challenges, to solve one of the world’s biggest mysteries. This event was designed in an attempt to renew a dwindling interest in science. A study has revealed that school kids are losing interest in science and performing poorly in science related classes. MIT and The Smithsonian decided to appeal to kids on a level they could relate to; through video games.    The Smithsonian Institution was actually an … Read entire article »

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