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Congrats to +Andrew McGregor from +SymbioBotics!!! His team's design and simulation of FIDO the Astronaut Assistant Robot was one of two projects that won the Space Apps Challenge Pasadena and is moving on to global consideration by NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration! Thanks to +Cross Campus, Innovate Pasadena, and all the incredible thinkers, tinkerers, and doers that created so many amazing things! Please go here to explore some of the other projects created around the world over the weekend: 
CC: +Make Robots, Not War +NASA 
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There's a global NASA challenge and hackathon you can participate in this weekend taking place in 130 cities across the globe in which teams come together to help solve problems under the topics of ‪#‎outerspace‬ ‪#‎earth‬ ‪#‎humans‬ and ‪#‎robotics‬! Data used is from NASA's public resource: https://data.nasa.gov/

https://2015.spaceappschallenge.org/challenge/
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If you are enjoying the satisfying warmth of a fluffy American flag of freedom over 'The Interview' please behold the far more broad, menacing, and explicitly illegal censorship initiatives Sony itself is vigorously pursuing. If this irritates you please consider donating to the +Electronic Frontier Foundation +Freedom of the Press Foundation! HAPPY almost-NEW YEAR!

http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/dec/24/sony-threat-free-speech-north-korea-the-interview
Trevor Timm: The Interview may be released after all, but just because a Hollywood studio got hacked doesn’t mean it can censor Twitter, the news media and sites across the web
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Now that North Korea has your attention please watch 'The Red Chapel', explore the work of Liberty in North Korea, and read 'Escape From Camp 14'.

http://www.libertyinnorthkorea.org/
The North Korean PEOPLE have massive potential to drive change in their country. We exist to empower the PEOPLE.
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Fascinating podcast on Ampersand discussing COMPASSION from the lenses of evolutionary biology, painting, and physics (with Amy Parish, Gregg Chadwick, and KC Cole). The speakers recently presented at the latest "Categorically Not!" held at the Santa Monica Art Studios! ENJOY!

http://www.ampersandla.com/science-meets-art-categorically-not-compassion/
Reporters Stephanie Case & Riikka Haikarainen explore the connection between art & science through the study of compassion.
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Peter Greste's speech smuggled out of his Egyptian prison and presented at The Frontline Club. ‪#‎FreeAJStaff‬.

"Since the War on Terror began, all manner of abuse of journalists and attacks on human rights and press freedoms have been excused as necessary evils, and by governments across the globe."

http://www.frontlineclub.com/peter-grestes-keynote-speech-for-the-frontline-club-2014-awards-ceremony/
Ladies and Gentlemen,. Tonight is, I know, a moment to celebrate the very best of our craft, to honour those whose work represent the standards and values that draw the admiration and respect not just of our peers but also the public, and that we can all point to in arguments about why our ...
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WOOHOO! My team's design and simulation of FIDO the Astronaut Assistant Robot was one of two projects that won the Space Apps Challenge in Pasadena and is moving on to global consideration by +NASA! Thanks to +Cross Campus, +Innovate Pasadena, and all the incredible thinkers, tinkerers, and doers that created so many amazing things! Please go here to explore some of the other projects created around the world over the weekend: https://2015.spaceappschallenge.org/project/

http://www.pasadenastarnews.com/science/20150412/bright-minds-collaborate-at-nasa-sponsored-hackathon-in-pasadena
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EXCITING! For the past few years I've been working on a robot I invented to map land mine fields that became the basis of my new company Symbiobotics! Here's an article and interview on the INCREDIBLE +Not Impossible website! We're seeking collaborations and sponsorship to take the vision to the next level if you or someone you know is interested!

http://www.notimpossiblenow.com/lives/robots-landmines-rats-and-andrew-mcgregor
Andrew McGregor’s mind works in mystical ways, generating ideas of which the most "Not Impossible" are the adorable robots that will map landmines. Welcome to the story of a chess-boxing champion and his "Piper"-bot.
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WOW! I just learned I won a 'Chessy' award (an accolade honoring chess' most charitable!)!!!!

#ChessyAwards 

http://doublecrossgames.com/blog/?p=95
You have two hands; one for checkmating and the other for giving to others. That's the code members of the chess community live by. Like our buddy Santa Claus, we have been keeping a list of all those who've been nice this year. Instead of toys, we are giving awards to those listed!
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Ever since the torture report was released last week, U.S. television outlets have endlessly featured American torturers and torture proponents. But there was one group that was almost never heard from: the victims of their torture, not even the ones recognized by the U.S. Government itself as innocent, not even the family members of the ones they tortured to death.
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This is a 501(c)3 crowdsourced effort to create a national database of every American killed by the police (despite comprehensive government data on crime this information does not yet exist and the effort has been resisted and stalled by authorities at local, state, and national levels). They need your research skills and funding!

http://www.fatalencounters.org/
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In the 19th century, “on average, 40 percent of Russia’s revenues came from vodka sales, so what I realized is that if Russians stopped drinking vodka, you can’t pay for the army, and the superpower collapses,”

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In 2008, shortly after Bill Gates stepped down from his executive role at Microsoft, he often awoke in his 66000-square-foot home on the eastern bank of Lake Washington and walked downstairs to his private gym in a baggy T-shirt, shorts, sneakers and black socks yanked up to the midcalf.
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