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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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January 25, 2016

Orbis: Flight Tests Paving the Way for Next Generation Flying Eye Hospital

Note: This is the first of a multi-part feature on Orbis International Here are three big numbers to think about*: 39 million – The number of people in the world who are blind. That’s more than the total population of California. 285 million – The number of people in the world who are visually impaired.

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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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November 7, 2015

The Tale of O Tannenbaum: Christmas Tree Infographic

There’s a lot more behind the iconic symbol of the Christmas Tree than just holiday lights and ornaments. Check out these amazing facts about the heritage and business of the world’s quintessential holiday decoration. [Click the image below to view a high-resolution jpg file, or click here to download a pdf of the infographic.]

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