David Brin, NY Times Best Selling Author, Scientist, and Futurist to Speak at the Colorado Inventor Showcase

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Colorado Inventor Showcase 2009
Inventing the Economic Engines to Create a Better Tomorrow

The DaVinci Institute’s will mark it’s 5th annual Colorado Inventor Showcase on November 3, 2009.  The Colorado Inventor Showcase is one of the nation’s premier events focused on creating a link between inventors and world marketplace. By allowing inventors to take center stage and tell the world about their product, we are creating win-win situations for creators as well as the people. 

 

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Novelty Seekers Driven By Decreased Ability To Process Dopamine

Novelty Seekers Driven By Decreased Ability To Process Dopamine 

 

For risk-takers and impulsive people, New Year’s resolutions often include being more careful, spending more frugally and cutting back on dangerous behavior, such as drug use. But new research from Vanderbilt finds that these individuals–labeled as novelty seekers by psychologists–face an uphill battle in keeping their New Year’s resolutions due to the way their brains process dopamine. The research reveals that novelty seekers have less of a particular type of dopamine receptor, which may lead them to seek out novel and exciting experiences–such as spending lavishly, taking risks and partying like there’s no tomorrow.

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Eunoia, a Novel by Christian Bok, Uses Only One Vowel a Chapter

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This Will Be Lost In Translation…

It took Christian Bok 7 years to write Eunoia – the word is the shortest word in the English language containing all five vowels.

Eunoia means “beautiful thinking” and it’s a very fitting title to Christian’s book, in which each chapter uses only one vowel!

From CHAPTER A – FOR HANS ARP:

Hassan Abd al-Hassad, an Agha Khan, basks at an ashram – a Taj Mahal that has grand parks and grass lawns, all as vast as parklands at Alhambra and Valhalla. Hassan can, at a handclap, call a vassal at hand and ask that all staff plan a bacchanal – a gala ball that has what pagan charm small galas lack.

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