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From Dog Translators to Sign Language Translators

 - Nov 15, 2009   Updated: Mar 27 2011
Translating different languages is only the first step in breaking down communication barriers. This cluster showcases all of the different ways one cam decipher meaning from a message.

Check out some of the most fascinating translation innovations we have found over the years, ranging from dog translators to sign language translators.

Implications - The globalization of modern society and the mass adoption of social networking blend individuals from a wide variety of cultural backgrounds. Devices that help these consumers communicate enable innovation and satisfy our universal thirst for knowledge and a sense of community. Humorous innovations lampoon culture-specific memes that are lost in translation and offer faux conversions of nonexistent languages.