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An advanced prosthetic arm, an underground park, and the case for taking a vacation

The TED community has been very busy over the past few weeks. Below, some newsy highlights.

A major upgrade for prosthetics. After nearly a decade in development, Dean Kamen’s prosthetic arm is finally nearing its commercial launch two years after its approval by the FDA. 938 more words

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CY Vol. 30 Pre-empted to tomorrow 

I’ll wait to hear what Orange Mussilini has to say tonight and do a full recap. lots to cover!

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VIDEO: Surrey foster couple awarded MBEs

A Surrey couple who foster children with disabilities and complex health problems have been rewarded for their dedication with MBEs.

John and Wendy Palczynski, from Guildford, have been recognised in the Queen’s Birthday Honours for services to children and families in Surrey. 653 more words

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A new take on an old school, the diet myth, and protecting North Korean women

Abandoned school turned maker space. Theaster Gates turns Chicago’s abandoned buildings into thriving hubs for art and education. His next project? Turning an old elementary school into a maker space. 757 more words

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CrankyYank Vol. 23: Preempted till Tomorrow 😇

Too many things flying around today to make it work… plus it was my birthday this week so I’m giving myself an extra day. ;) 12 more words

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Opening day for Venice Biennale, an invisible landmark, and an economist’s look at Uber’s surge pricing

The TED community has been very busy over the past few weeks. Below, some newsy highlights.

121 years of celebrating art. Originally an art exhibition, the Venice Biennale is a tradition stretching back to 1895 and has expanded over the years to include events for music, theater, film, dance and architecture. 821 more words

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ROUND UP: Have your say on fire safety plan; Fostering events in Surrey

Have your say on fire safety plan

People are being invited to have their say on the fire and rescue service’s Public Safety Plan for the county at a series of public meetings. 241 more words

Surrey County Council