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About Eric Hopton

Eric Hopton is a writer, musician, artist, and photographer. He has a degree in Social Anthropology and has always been passionate about travel, having so far visited 73 countries. His music and sound work has been used in many projects around the world and can be heard on Bandcamp and Freesound, where he has contributed over 1,300 sounds under his sonic alter ego, ERH.

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Here are my most recent posts:

Turn Air Into Water As You Pedal Your Bike

Nov 26, 14 Turn Air Into Water As You Pedal Your Bike

Posted by in An English Angle, Technology

“Water, water, everywhere, Nor any drop to drink” – so goes the famous line by poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge. Well, not any more, Sam. Austrian photographer Kristóf Retezár has invented the Fontus, a self-filling water bottle for your bicycle. As if by magic, the device extracts water from the air as you cycle.

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Top 5 Enterprise Technology Trends For 2015

Nov 24, 14 Top 5 Enterprise Technology Trends For 2015

Posted by in An English Angle, Technology

Verizon Enterprise Solutions has published a list of what they believe will be the key “Enterprise-Technology Trends” for 2015. The US carrier says that big business will need to get to grips on the growth of big data, increase reliance on the cloud, and make greater financial capital from the Internet of Things.

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Germinator – The Kung-Flu Fighting Jacket

Nov 21, 14 Germinator – The Kung-Flu Fighting Jacket

Posted by in An English Angle, Health, Technology

Let’s face it, the world can be a pretty gross disgusting place. While we can’t exactly float around in a Bird Flu and bacteria-free bubble, a lot of us have become “germaphobic” and would much prefer not to touch anything that another human has had their sticky paws on.

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A Take-Home Treatment For Drug Overdose

Nov 14, 14 A Take-Home Treatment For Drug Overdose

Posted by in An English Angle, Health

Naloxone can rapidly reverse the effects of opioids including morphine, heroin and methadone. Sharon Nedley, a recovering drug user from Glasgow, Scotland knows from her own dramatic first-hand experience how the drug can save lives.

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WHO’s 12-Point Guide To Reducing Your Cancer Risk (Part 3)

Nov 11, 14 WHO’s 12-Point Guide To Reducing Your Cancer Risk (Part 3)

Posted by in An English Angle, Health

In this, the third part of our series on reducing cancer risk using the European Code Against Cancer (ECAC), we look at how health, weight and fitness can affect cancer risk.

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LEGO Robot Team Gets Into A Scrum

Nov 10, 14 LEGO Robot Team Gets Into A Scrum

Posted by in An English Angle, Technology

Take a bunch of kids, a few Lego MINDSTORM robots, and a competitive sport ethos and you get the “FIRST® LEGO® League” -- a sports league with a difference. That difference is the value system that everyone involved buys into. It looks like a winning formula, as the FLL is going from strength to strength.

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Don’t Be A Crash Test Dummy For Google Glass

If it really is true that any news coverage, good or bad, is free publicity then Google Glass continues to pick up a lot of promotion at zero cost. The latest controversy concerns the potential hazards for both drivers and pedestrians of wearing Google Glass and has put the wearable optics back on top of the tech headlines.

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Trust Him, He’s A Doctor – Are You Kidding?

Nov 06, 14 Trust Him, He’s A Doctor – Are You Kidding?

Posted by in An English Angle, Health, Technology

You have an embarrassing medical problem. You finally pluck up enough courage or money to go see your doctor, dentist, or friendly local plastic surgeon. Then comes the dreaded question, “What can I do for you today?” You have to tell this erstwhile medical pro the real problem, something you want to keep between the two of you.

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Can Sex Really Reduce Prostate Cancer Risk?

Nov 01, 14 Can Sex Really Reduce Prostate Cancer Risk?

Posted by in An English Angle, Health

Sex is all things to all people. For some sex is therapy, for others it is a hobby or even an obsession. Sex can be an industry, an advertising tool, or a weapon. Simple as you like or too complicated for words, sex has as many variations as there are people on the planet. But – sex as a cancer preventative? Now that’s definitely a new one.

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WHO’s 12 Point Guide To Reducing Your Cancer Risk (Part 2)

Oct 28, 14 WHO’s 12 Point Guide To Reducing Your Cancer Risk (Part 2)

Posted by in An English Angle, Health

In this, the second part of our series on reducing cancer risk, we will look in more detail at the first two points in the European Code Against Cancer (ECAC). Before we do so, let’s just consider the scale of the problem for a moment. Tobacco is “the leading cause of preventable illness and death,” as well as being the world’s major cause of cancer.

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