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Allagash Abductions - Wikipedia

Allagash Abductions - Wikipedia

Brothers Jim Weiner and Jack Weiner with friends Charles Foltz and Charles Rak claim that they were abducted by aliens during a camping trip in Allagash, Maine on August 20, 1976. According to the four men, hypnotic regression enabled them to recall being taken aboard a circular UFO and being "probed and tested by four-fingered beings with almond-shaped eyes and languid limbs".

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Considered one of the most popular group abduction cases ever recorded. On August 20, 1976, twins, Jim and Jack Weiner along with their two friends, Chuck Rak and Charlie Folts, decided to have a relaxing wilderness getaway along the Allagash River in Northern Maine. The four young art students had been friends since high school and decided to getaway for a little backwoods adventure. For the next few days, the four canoed and camped along the waterway before reaching Eagle Lake on August 26th. They set up camp and decided to go night fishing for some trout. Before leaving their camp, they made sure to create a huge bonfire, fueling it with big logs that would burn for 2-3 hours, so they could easily find their way back. A little while after they started fishing, Chuck said he felt as if they were being watched. He turned around and that’s when he saw a large bright sphere silently hovering about 2 to - 300 feet above the water coming toward them. He yelled to the others to look at it and all four saw the bright colored orb.
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Goodbye Essay, Hello Podcast | Dialogue

Goodbye Essay, Hello Podcast | Dialogue | Tech |

One of the greatest conflicts between new and old literacies is many educators’ continuing belief that students’ analytical skills are not properly developed through the use of new media. There is some justification for this: Many student-created new media works are simplistic mishmashes of audio and video clips with no thesis or rationale. New media is used more as a toy than as an educational tool. It is no wonder that many teachers, uncomfortable with new media to begin with, see it as harming student literacy.

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Heidi Hutchison's curator insight, June 18, 2013 9:05 AM

A way to teach essay writing is to teach podcasting! Technology and essay writing together?! Yes!

Pushpa Kunasegaran's curator insight, June 18, 2013 8:21 PM

I do support this concept of new literacies.

Katja Kranjec's curator insight, October 27, 2013 3:12 AM

I really like this quote: "However, today’s students find print to be a clumsy way to access information. Print is no longer the easiest way to convey information in an expanding world of readily accessible digital audio and video resources."

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Future Of Digital Marketing - Futurelab

A talk given at the Future Of Digital Marketing conference in London June 2013


Important excerpt...


One of the reasons that 70,20,10 is so broadly applicable as a model is because new things rarely kill old things, we need to embed dgitally native practices like optimisation and amplification into our businesses, but we also need to leave room for continuous innovation. The three horizons model enables a portfolio approach to innovation, mixing incremental with the radical. Horizon 1 focuses on innovations that improve your current operations, or focus on existing markets or technology, and so are incremental. 70% of resource might be applied here. Horizon 2 concentrates on extending your current competencies into related markets, or existing technologies and markets that you don't currently serve/use. This might be your 20%. Horizon 3 is about innovations that will change the nature of your industry, or seed options for the future. This is the 10%.

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CYDigital's curator insight, June 18, 2013 9:09 AM

The post (in the link below) provides the color to each slide, so you'll want to review the deck with the post. 70-20-10 is about right.

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Graphene battery tech: charge your smartphone in 20 seconds - PC Advisor

Graphene battery tech: charge your smartphone in 20 seconds - PC Advisor | Tech |
Graphene battery tech: charge your smartphone in 20 seconds
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But this new found freedom presents a problem that has become somewhat of an obsession with manufacturers : how do you make these gadgets last longer between recharges?
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