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April 11, 2016

Orbis: A Hospital That Flies… How’d They Do That?

Note: This is part 2 in a multi-part series about Orbis International. Read part 1 about Flight Tests below: Building an eye hospital anywhere is no small task, but building one on a functioning wide-body aircraft is nothing short of an engineering masterpiece. The new Orbis Flying Eye Hospital is that masterpiece. Orbis led a

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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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February 4, 2016

#OMGRobots! FIRST® and the FedEx Innovation Challenge

If you hear unusual buzzing and whirring coming from a nearby school or garage in the next few months, open the door and you just might find yourself face to face with a robot. Teams all over the world are building robots right now for the FIRST® Robotics Competition. From the Pi-Rho Maniacs in Austin

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February 1, 2016

‘Different Kind of Jam’ Spreads Opportunity for Adults with Developmental Disabilities

On a bright, clear Colorado day, Crysta Bartram has just finished work for the day and is chatting with her dad, Earl. They talk about her day at work, what to have for dinner, and how her saving plan is coming along for her next trip. Crysta is 27 and filled with personality. Her light

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November 16, 2015

Sustaining a Wildlife Refuge by Connecting to the Community

On a bright, crisp, fall day the light goes on in a first time visitor’s mind: “Oh! So…for birds, this place is like the rest areas that we have on the freeway? I get it now. They must have places like this along their way or they’ll run out of energy.” A ranger responds, “And

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November 12, 2015

5 Tips to Rock Your Friendsgiving

So you’ve never hosted a big dinner party and now you’re on the hook as the host for Friendsgiving? Don’t sweat it – we’ve got lots of ideas for you! Wow your friends and show off your culinary diversity by going a bit nontraditional with your meal. We’ve all seen enough turkey disasters to know

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