Tom Banse http://wqcs.org en Skiing Siblings Hope To Make It To Sochi, Together http://wqcs.org/post/skiing-siblings-hope-make-it-sochi-together As snowboarders, skiers and skaters finish their qualifying events to get to the Winter Olympics next month, cross-country skiing siblings <a href="http://erikbjornsen.com/">Erik</a> and <a href="http://www.sadiebjornsen.blogspot.com">Sadie Bjornsen</a> are waiting to find out if their special edge — each other — will get them both to the games.<p>Sadie has secured a spot on the <a href="http://nordic.usskiteam.com/athletes/sadie-bjornsen">Nordic team</a> based on her good season; for Erik, the next two weeks will be the clincher.<p>U.S. Tue, 07 Jan 2014 22:39:00 +0000 Tom Banse 38099 at http://wqcs.org Skiing Siblings Hope To Make It To Sochi, Together Digital Technologies Give Dying Languages New Life http://wqcs.org/post/digital-technologies-give-dying-languages-new-life There are some 7,000 spoken languages in the world, and linguists project that as many as half may disappear by the end of the century. That works out to one language going extinct about every two weeks. Now, digital technology is coming to the rescue of some of those ancient tongues.<p>Members of the Native American <a href="http://www.ctsi.nsn.us/">Siletz</a> tribe in Oregon say their native language, also called "Siletz," "is as old as time itself." But today, you can count the number of fluent speakers on one hand. Mon, 19 Mar 2012 19:41:00 +0000 Tom Banse 7849 at http://wqcs.org Digital Technologies Give Dying Languages New Life