64-Year Old Man First to Cross the Atlantic in a Kayak Nonstop

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Kayaking to the beat of a different paddle.

Aleksander Doba, 64, crossed the Atlantic Ocean from Dakar, Senegal to Acaraú, Brazil in almost a hundred days. He’s the first person to do so nonstop:

After 98 days, 23 hours, 42 minutes at sea, Doba and his custom 23-foot-long, 39-inch-wide human-powered kayak landed at Acaraú, a city on Brazil’s northeast coast. The trip covered some 3,320 miles in all, and Doba became only the fourth known person to accomplish such a feat, and the very first to do it nonstop…

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The Whale Whisperer

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Hello? What’s up today?

Andrew Armour, the owner of Kubuli Watersports on the island of Dominica, has been called the ‘whale whisperer’ for his ability to communicate with the local sperm whales.

“Once I’m in the water I try to reach them acoustically by making this noise in the water, and it’s the same noise all the time so they know it’s me,” he says. “So I’m talking to them all the time in the water, and they start coming.”

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Roger Ebert, Film Critic, Has Been Given His Voice Back Thanks To New Technology

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Film critic Roger Ebert is pictured on the latest Esquire magazine cover

A US film critic deprived of speech by cancer has been given his voice back thanks to a British research team.  Roger Ebert, 67, lost the ability to speak almost four years ago, following life-saving surgery on his throat.

 

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Finger Touching – Wearable Mobile Device For Enhanced Chatting

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Finger touching

A new wearable device that anyone can communicate with that is easier and lighter in mobile circumstances corresponding to the 3.5G, 4G communication standard. Human hand is the most basic communication method. For easier and simpler controls, it uses the instinctive input method “finger joint”. Excluding the thumb, each finger joint makes up twelve buttons, with “the knuckle button”, using the cell phone’s 3X4 keypad, likely being the most popular input method.

 

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Night with a Futurist Ponders the Prospects for Innovation

Night with a Futurist Ponders the Prospects for Innovation

Dr. Todd Siler speaking at  the Night with a Futurist about Future of Innovation

June’s Night with a Futurist saw Todd Siler discussing the future of innovation. Siler believes that the key constraints to innovation lie in the limitations individuals place around their thinking and creativity added to the subsequent inability to communicate ideas effectively to other people. Siler noted that people “live in a highly compartmentalized world” where different knowledge is siloed. Yet in order to innovate, people must “stand back and reintegrate.” This process can be frightening given the chaos that exists within the human mind but is necessary because inspiration results from the “chaotic moment of piecing elements together.” Siler urged people to “take time to reflect” which allows this integration of ideas to happen.

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Radaroo: Finding Love In 140 Characters Or Less On Twitter

Radaroo: Finding A Date In 140 Characters Or Less On Twitter

 Radaroo Twitter Dating Service

As Twitter helps businesses and people communicate in 140 characters or less, brevity in communication is changing businesses marketing strategies and replacing long, drawn out corporate communications. As Twitter transforms the business world, could it also change the business of online dating, with online matchmaking profiles in 140 characters or less?

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