Download “In the World” for April 17, 2022 here.
IRISH FEMALE SCIENTISTS RESURRECTED THROUGH TECHNOLOGY
In many nations, there is a serious shortage of young women entering fields of science and engineering. An effort in Irish classrooms is seeking to help correct that through clever technology. A new phone app called Volu uses 3D holograms of female pioneers from Ireland’s scientific history to engage the interest of girls at the high school level. The scientists are depicted by actresses in full animation and sound, and their moving images can be placed into real-world scenes via the Volu app on a smart phone. It’s a versatile and innovative use of augmented reality that brings famous Irish female scientists back to life and into our modern lives. “Lots of women aren’t really into science and things,” said one female high school student. “So seeing women actually achieving that…it really helps. Because it they can do it, you can do it too.”
THE SAVIOR OF THE WORLD RESURRECTED FOR ETERNITY
Early in the morning on the day of Jesus’ resurrection, two women who loved Him experienced an earthquake at the tomb and encountered a powerful angel. The angel reminded them that Jesus had predicted His death and resurrection, and he announced that it had happened as He had promised. They turned to obey the angel’s command to inform the disciples of the resurrection. As they ran, they met the risen Lord and worshipped Him. Their faith and love had been rewarded with the first revelation that Jesus had conquered death for us all.
- If you wanted to interest young people in some field of study, how would you go about doing it?
- What does it mean that women were the first to know of Jesus’ resurrection?
- How would the world be different if everyone knew the true meaning of Easter?
These videos and materials are for your personal use. If you show videos in class, be sure to have the necessary rights to do so.