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Making it easier to do something “life-changing”

Microsoft offers employees many ways to make a difference – and then doubles their impact

It’s noon on a Friday, but a group of Microsoft employees are focused on something more important than lunch. They’ll spend the next hour helping a local nonprofit that’s working to give impoverished children with a common birth defect the ability to walk for the first time. (more…)

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NASA Mars Rover Curiosity Wrapping Up Waypoint Work

Portions of powdered rock collected by drilling into a sandstone target last week have been delivered to laboratory instruments inside NASA’s Curiosity Mars rover, and the rover will soon drive on toward its long-term destination on a mountain slope.

Other instruments on the rover have inspected the rock’s interior exposed in the hole and in drill cuttings heaped around the hole. The target rock, “Windjana,” is a sandstone slab within a science waypoint area called “The Kimberley.” (more…)

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Images from NASA Mars Rover Include Bright Spots

Images taken by NASA’s Curiosity Mars rover on April 2 and April 3 include bright spots, which might be due to the sun glinting off a rock or cosmic rays striking the camera’s detector.

The image from April 3, from Curiosity’s Navigation Camera, is online at: https://www.jpl.nasa.gov/spaceimages/details.php?id=PIA18077 (more…)

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