Successful public speaking in the 21st century

A great public speaker is authentically present and ready to connect with their audience.

Speakers are so last century when they stand behind a podium glued to the floor, reading from slides and addressing a less than enthusiastic audience.  It’s 2013, and successful speakers need to be aware that audiences have changed.  They are better informed, crave connection and expect to be actively engaged in the “conversation.”



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Programming is the core skill of the 21st Century

Learn-to-code programs bent on teaching anyone, even children, programming skills are on the upswing.

Meaningful education was all about learning your ABCs in the 20th Century. Today, it’s centered on Alphas, Betas and C++. Programming skills are becoming ever more important, quickly turning into the core competency for all kinds of 21st Century workers.


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Craig Venter: A 21st century perspective on life

Craig Venter

Craig Venter: I was asked earlier whether the goal is to dissect what Schrödinger had spoken and written, or to present the new summary, and I always like to be forward-looking, so I won’t give you a history lesson except for very briefly. I will present our findings on first on reading the genetic code, and then learning to synthesize and write the genetic code, and as many of you know, we synthesized an entire genome, booted it up to create an entirely new synthetic cell where every protein in the cell was based on the synthetic DNA code.



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Paranoia: Fear Of The 21st Century?


Even Our Feline Friends Are Suffering From It

Paranoia has emerged as a 21st century fear, according to a new research.
Yes, a leading psychiatrist at King’s College London has carried out the decade-long research and found that one in four people suffer irrational fears of either being threatened or in danger on a regular basis.

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21st Century Car: Ford Model T 2.0


Made For Your Average Small Guy, and only 3 wheels

It’s been 100 years since Ford’s first Model T hit the road, and to commemorate the occasion, Ford commissioned a design contest to create Model T 2.0. Of the two winners of $25,000 in scholarship money, the Model T2 design you see above was our favorite, a three-wheeled coupe from Deakin University in Melbourne, Australia. It has motors on each wheel’s hub, powered by compressed air. It also sports an unspecified “novel steering system,” which we figure has something to do with all three wheels getting into the act.


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Wearable Art for the 21st Century

Wearable Art for the 21st Century

 Lunar Design’s Blu Jacket

Lunar Design’s Blu Jacket is a futuristic concept that could make walking billboards a very distinct possibility in the near future. And to do that, Lunar Design has sandwiched electronics, notably futuristic organic fabrics, into the BLU Jacket concept. These futuristic fabrics which can contain semiconductors will enable the BLU jacket display even your moods through signs and colors.

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