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Six-Legged Robot Launches Its Own Kickstarter Campaign

For the first time, a Kickstarter project has launched its own campaign. On September 12 the Vorpal Combat Hexapod—an open source, 3D printed, wireless walking robot—used one of its six robotic legs to press the “LAUNCH” button on the popular crowdfunding website, triggering its own campaign to go live to Kickstarter’s millions of backers.

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CASSINI PLUNGES, iPhone X, and Equifax Debacle: Weekend WrapUp

CASSINI’S FINAL PLUNGE NASA’s Cassini spacecraft took its final bow before taking a plunge into Saturn on Friday, September 15, 2017, ending a thrilling 13 years of exploration and the tour of the ringed planet. Telemetry received during the plunge indicates that, as expected, Cassini entered Saturn’s atmosphere with its thrusters firing to maintain stability, as it sent back a…

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Irma’s Effect on the Caribbean

The following is from a report from the NASA Earth Observatory. Hurricane Irma churned across the Atlantic Ocean in September 2017, battering several Caribbean islands before moving on to the Florida Keys and the U.S. mainland. As the clouds cleared over places like the Virgin Islands, the destruction became obvious even from space. These natural-color images, captured by the Operational…

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Future Of StoryTelling Debuts Lineup For The World’s Largest Immersive Storytelling Festival

NEW YORK, Sept. 13, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — The Future of StoryTelling (FoST) today announced that The Future of StoryTelling Festival will take place on October 6-8 in New York City at Staten Island’s Snug Harbor Cultural Center and Botanical Garden. The Festival is the world’s largest immersive storytelling event and will host more than 100 hands-on technology experiences, including virtual…

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Openings in Antarctic Sea Ice

According to a new analysis of climate models by an international team of researchers, heat escaping from the ocean through polynyas or openings in sea ice – influences sea and atmospheric temperatures and wind patterns around the globe – even rainfall around the tropics. Check out this Article from Earksy.org: http://earthsky.org/earth/openings-in-antarctic-sea-ice-influence-global-climate?mc_cid=21722f1550&mc_eid=36fb49e54a     Rod WashingtonRod is a blogger, writer, filmmaker, photographer,…

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