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A group of Ukrainian students are deservedly receiving a large amount of attention for a very impressive student project that has seen them qualify as one of the six finalists at this year’s Microsoft Imagine Cup. They’ve invented a glove that can translate the movements made by sign language into speech.
Everything has to start somewhere, that’s just how it works. Jack Honey is no different. In fact, Jack Honey needs one of nature’s most important assets: the bee. Without the bee, there could be no honey in Jack Honey, and that would make the world a lot more boring, friends. Jack Honey is beautifully rounded, possessing the [...]
Pandas have been on the endangered species list for some time now, so to promote their plight 108 performing pandas took to the streets of London to entertain commuters and passers-by. Click through for the video.
This weekend, as part the ceremony of exchange of the national flag in Brasíla, Brazil’s capital, two Mirage 2000 jets performed a very low altitude flyover. So low in fact that their supersonic boom shattered almost all of the windows of the Supreme Court and Congressional buildings! Click through for the awesome video.
Grammy Award winning Band “Switchfoot” will perform in South Africa for the first time in August, and 2oceansVibe Radio is proud to announce we’re on board as a partner! Switchfoot are all-round nice guys who love to surf, have sold millions of records, and are known for their incredible energetic live performances during their sold-out [...]
When was the last time you ventured to KwaZulu-Natal’s Midlands? Regardless of provincial loyalties or preferences, you can’t deny that it’s a stunning part of the world, and we are lucky to count it as part of the country. If you’ve never had the pleasure of wandering along the famous Midlands Meander, let me paint [...]
Following a nasty and expensive divorce last year, Tiger Woods is now preparing to move into his new bachelor pad in Florida. He recently posted pics of his lavish new abode and, even at a glance, it’s safe to say his “bachelor pad” would easily fall into the same category as Tony Stark’s. Click through for pics of his new mansion.
You’ve heard about Jack Honey, haven’t you? You’d be doing yourself a serious injustice if you hadn’t. Now, there’s always a good story behind every bottle of Jack, and it goes without saying that’s no different when it comes to Jack Honey. Only, there’s a bee keeper this time. A master bee keeper, who naturally [...]
Entries are now open for an epic Friday on 6 July in Cape Town and Joburg – that’s right gang, this time we’re spreading the love! We’ve always felt that life was too short for a five-day workweek. Much like the folks at the Jack Daniel Distillery, who celebrate Fridays with an age old tradition [...]
In more news to terrify you, the US Army has released photographs depicting their new laser-guided lightning gun blowing up a car. They’re calling it the Laser-Induced Plasma Channel (LIPC) because it’s important to make the ability to call down lightning with a laser pointer sound safe.
According to a bold, but accurate claim made by vice president for Chrome and apps Sundar Pichai, chances are you’re using Google Chrome to view this page. This is what Pichai announced yesterday at Google’s I/O, and in celebration of launching the most popular browser in the world, Google created and posted a commemorative video tracking their rise. Click through for the fun, informative video.
Liu Yang, China’s first-ever female astronaut, had a night shift on Shenzhou 9 a couple of days ago – which is apparently sort of dull in space too, because she entertained herself by going through some Tai Chi exercises. In space. And since the spacecraft returned to earth today, we get to see what that looks like.
Sony is in the process of rebooting the subervisve, anti-fascist 1997 film Starship Troopers – also known as the movie with a post-Doogie Howser, pre-Barney Stinson Neil Patrick Harris. The reboot follows the trend of such franchise remakes as RoboCop and Total Recall, where satire and irony get cut out and replaced with 3D and totally slick graphics.
To promote this year’s BET Awards, host Samuel L. Jackson did an amazing impersonation of popstar Nicki Minaj. His groundbreaking performance casts the traditionally typecast badass in a whole new light and is a must-see for any fan. Click through for Jackson’s award-worthy performance.
So hey, we’ve had a pretty cool look at the future thanks to Google’s I/O Keynote yesterday – where they covered the new Nexus 7 tablet, the Nexus Q media orb, and the awesome, skydiving-filled Project Glass demonstration that you’re really, really going to want to watch, after the jump.
The London Olympics may be crazily over budget, have an insane opening ceremony planned – with live animals – but they have what has to be the raddest official song in Olympic history, “Survival”, Muse’s new track from their upcoming album The 2nd Law. Click through to listen.
Attention time geeks: a leap second has been scheduled for June 30, 2012. The month will be one second longer, to re-synchronize Coordinated Universal Time (UTC), which is based on an atomic clock, and Universal Time (UT) which is based on the earth’s rotation. Basically it’s a cool moment where your clock will legitimately read 23:59:60.
This is awesome, a video made for no other reason than to inspire, motivate and give hope. Whether you’re stuck in a rut, having a bad day or just need a pick-me-up, this is the video that’ll get you back on track. Click through for a tear-jerking dose of inspiration.
The Department of Environmental Affairs (read: the South African government) has welcomed (obviously?) the Council of the Global Environment Facility’s approval of R25 million worth of funding aimed at strengthening the current wildlife forensic capabilities in South Africa. The donation will help combat wildlife crimes like rhino poaching.
The Economist has surprised everybody by doing something fun, using the United Nations’ World Drug Report 2012 (released yesterday) to generate a map of the world’s heaviest weed users. The Pacific island of Palau wins easily, with nearly a quarter of people aged 15 to 64 having smoked pot in the past year. South Africa does okay, too.
Nikola Tesla was one of greatest inventors of our time, most notably giving us alternative current electricity, which we still use every day. Modern-day illusionist and magician Marco Tempest recently paid homage to him with an amazing collaboration of analogue and digital technology, creating a futuristic pop-up book biography. Click through for the fascinating video.
‘Robot and Frank’ stars Frank Langella as an old man forging an unlikely bond with his Peter Sarsgaard-voiced robot butler, which starts off as an odd-couple comedy and then turns into a heist film, because Langella used to be a jewel thief. It looks pretty great, and they loved it at Sundance. Take a look.
We just received the awesome news that Jack Honey is coming to South Africa! And we’re giving you the chance to win one of the first bottles in the country! Make sure you listen to The Bailey Schneider Show on 2oceansvibe Radio between 14h00 and 15h00 later to catch Seth Rotherham interviewing Jeff Arnett, Master [...]
Saudi Arabian officials have taken a huge, progressive step and will, for the first time ever, allow Saudi women to compete in the Olympic Games at this year’s event in London.
A tour operator in Nepal calling itself ‘ZipFlyer’ claims to run the world’s fastest zip-line, a 1.8km line that drops 600m, attaining speeds of 160 kmph. Honestly I’m not sure what kind of speeds zip-lines are supposed to be clocking so those numbers don’t mean much, but the helmetcamera bits in the video look insane. Have a look.
More than a year after 2oceasnVibe first covered the story about South Africa’s only ski resort going under the hammer, the resort will finally be sold in a “no reserve” auction on July 12 this year. Now you can really own it. Auction Alliance didn’t crack the nod for this one, so expect everything to be above board.