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Very nice talk about rethinking / reinventing how companies work. 
+Philippe Beaudoin 

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Facebook's first quarter spending in R&D (around $1b USD) now exceeds the entire annual budget of Canada's science research council (NSERC), around $1b CAD. I'm not sure if this says more about Facebook or NSERC.  http://venturebeat.com/2015/04/22/why-facebooks-rd-spend-is-huge-right-now/

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Brillant experiment that reveals how far our ability to understand a dynamical process is from our ability to control it.
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well worth reading.
As someone said in the OP (it was a private share): this article changed my mind. It's very well-written and brushes a very human story of the war on drugs. Long, but totally worth reading.

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Unbelievable at first. But it seems to be a real sport, i.e., https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uyTIN9IvF1Y
Insanely agile.
Found this link from an article about an IROS 2013 paper.  The maneuvers are so crazy that you might think that the video is fake! (http://spectrum.ieee.org/automaton/robotics/aerial-robots/iros-2013-should-quadrotors-all-look-like-this)  

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very nicely done...
Where was this when I was a kid?!

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Interesting test regarding the randomness of conference program committee decisions, done at NIPS this year.
http://mrtz.org/blog/the-nips-experiment/

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One of the best uses of drones so far
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