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August 8, 2016

Mystic River: How to Heal a Waterway

Invasive water chestnut plants are causing significant damage to rivers throughout the northeastern United States. The non-native aquatic plants negatively impact river life by depleting oxygen levels, choking out other plants, and forming dense mats which block sunlight. The Mystic River Watershed Association protects and restores the Mystic River in Massachusetts, and recently welcomed a

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July 22, 2016

Ride Along in the AIDS LifeCycle with Cyclists from Team FedEx

Join the cyclists from Team FedEx to see what it’s like to train for and ride a bike 545 miles in one week. Louie Butler, captain of Team FedEx, shares his training and motivation for bicycling the AIDS LifeCycle fundraising ride that travels California’s Pacific coast, redwood forests, and lush farmland from San Francisco to

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July 1, 2016

Idea Exchange Features U.S. Military and Industry

Chief Warrant Officer Virgil Peoples has done some amazing things in his 20 years with the US Army, but he never quite pictured himself as presenting to a room packed with business leaders from a Fortune 100 company. CW3 Peoples said, “You can’t imagine the thrill it was to be an outsider and yet still

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June 29, 2016

Citizen Scientists Use Apps for a Cleaner Earth

See. Snap. Click. That’s the basis behind a revolutionary new concept that is helping scientists all over the world with their research. Often the most time consuming and expensive part of a scientific study is the day-to-day collection of data. Observations on a massive scale are critical to understanding ecosystem and climate patterns, but collecting

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June 16, 2016

Take a Virtual Tour of the New Orbis Flying Eye Hospital

Video: The new Orbis MD-10 Flying Eye Hospital - conversion, painting, & virtual tour of the plane. Also see designs and stories about how they did it.

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April 4, 2016

How a Rookie Team from Quebec Took FIRST Robotics by Storm

The lovely little town of Trois Riveres, Quebec lies on the northwest banks of the famed St. Lawrence River, about halfway between Montreal and Quebec City in Canada. Although it was founded over 400 years ago, this city certainly doesn’t live in the past. Trois Riveres is the home of Ultime’, FIRST Robotics Team 5528.

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