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Explorer on the Edge: Benedict Allen ‘I’ve Almost Died Many Times’

December 12, 2017

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British explorer Benedict Allen has travelled to some of the world’s most remote places and lived with its peoples to learn about traditional living in often hostile environments. The stories he has gathered have the power to thrill, amuse and invigorate, because they tell us something about ourselves. In November the world’s media was on […]

‘Wikipedia? We Can Do Better’ Co-Founder Touts Blockchain Alternative to World’s Fifth Biggest Site

December 12, 2017

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You probably have a different perspective on Wikipedia from mine. You think of its huge size and usefulness. I don’t. As its founder, I just think we can do better. Wikipedia represents an enormous missed opportunity. It is sloppy, incomplete, and—yes—small. While the world’s #5 website is maintained by only a few thousand engaged contributors,… via […]

Global Research: Whistling as a Language, Earth’s MegaCities and Hydrogen Fuel Cell Cars

August 14, 2017

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Human advancements have been catalogued at an increasingly accelerated rate since the advent of the net and distributed and mobile computing. Global communications systems allow researchers to collaborate and share information or development tools more rapidly to create the technologies of the future. Consumer adoption also happens quicker and technology succeeds and (importantly) fails faster. […]

Spectacular Shots from the Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2016 Competition

November 20, 2016

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An urban leopard in Mumbai, the spectre of a crow in London’s Valentine’s Park and a charnel house of dead wildebeest in Kenya’s Maasai Mara. All category winners in this year’s Wildlife Photographer of the Year. Each year devoted wildlife photographers submit their best in the hopes of picking up the prized title of Wildlife […]

Forget wearables. In the future, your clothes will connect to the internet — Quartz

November 20, 2016

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Imagine you’ve just purchased a new jacket from your favorite brand. You put it on for the first time, and scan a tag embedded in the sleeve with your phone. A menu of options pops up. You can find information about the jacket’s design, how the brand selected only sustainable materials, and details on the… via […]

Power of Swimming VR Simulation is a Saviour for Children Scared of Water

November 13, 2016

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Swedish alliance creates virtual reality experience to tackle fear of water and improve swimming skills. Several years ago I discovered a VR project aiming to help amputees cope with the pain and psychological problems caused by losing an arm. Medical researchers found that by just having the appearance of the missing limb in place, using […]

Your Personal Data Can Be Bought For Tiny Fractions of a Penny So Why Do We Value It So Highly?

October 30, 2016

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The disparity between the value that people place on their personal information and how much it can be bought for online is shocking. In a survey from credit comparison site TotallyMoney.com the company reveals how little your privacy is worth. TotallyMoney spoke to UK consumers to find out how much they would be prepared to […]

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