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TEDxRedmond Conference Brings Some of the World’s Youngest Artists, Writers and Musicians to Speak on Microsoft Campus

REDMOND, Wash. — Sept. 16, 2010On Saturday, Sept. 18, some of the nation’s most accomplished and awe-inspiring kids will be descending on the Microsoft campus. The roster includes a 14-year-old mountaineer who has climbed some of the tallest summits in the world including Mt. Everest, Mt. Kilimanjaro and Mt. Kosciuszko; three girls who started a nonprofit after a friend died of a rare form of cancer and have to date raised $250,000; and a 12-year-old environmental activist who has worked closely with Al Gore to raise awareness about global warming.

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‘On Quest for Information Science’s Holy Grail: Quantum Computing’

*Q & A: Dr. Michael Freedman discusses his past accomplishments and current pursuits to build a quantum computer.*

Santa Barbara, Calif.Mountain climbing is all about testing and pushing limits. But it’s not enough to rely on physical strength and stamina alone. To conquer a mountain, one must also possess the mental toughness and problem-solving skills needed to navigate difficult, potentially dangerous, terrain.

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