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The Fox Project - Southern Wildlife Ambulance Network
- "A pragmatic approach to conservation."
- Rehabilitating & Fostering Foxes for Release Back Into the Wild
- Caring for 800 Foxes per Year, Including 250 Cubs
- Here to Assist you on fox Deterrence & Nuisance
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19 days ago by gdw
Upgrade your body: MIT's Center for Extreme Bionics is on a mission to overcome disability | WIRED UK
Researchers at the Institute of Robotics and Intelligent Systems are trying to understand how humans manipulate objects in order to reproduce gripping movements…
medicine  biology  rehabilitation  robotics  electronics  electrical  engineering  research  university  massachusetts  america  prosthetics 
november 2018 by asaltydog
Center for Extreme Bionics — MIT Media Lab
News & Updates Member Portal Research About Graduate Program People Events Videos Video Center for Extreme Bionics None Videos by Stacie Slotnick…
medicine  biology  rehabilitation  robotics  electronics  electrical  engineering  research  university  massachusetts  america  prosthetics 
november 2018 by asaltydog
Could an Ex-Convict Become an Attorney? I Intended to Find Out - The New York Times
This is a wonderful first-person account of one man’s journey from carjacking a stranger at 16 to becoming a lawyer at 36. Don’t expect a feel-good story, though, because you’re not going to get one. “Uphill battle” doesn’t begin to describe it. This paragraph isn’t representative of the article – it’s far more first-person – but it was the one that most surprised me: When I despaired, I thought about Benjamin Franklin Rayborn. J. Edgar Hoover, the former director of the F.B.I., said that Rayborn was “the most notorious bank robber since World War II.” Upon his arrest, his local paper… called Rayborn “the trigger-happy fellow with the cold, blue eyes.” Before Rayborn turned 30, he had been sentenced to life in Kentucky for a string of bank robberies; sentenced to 30 years in federal prison for being caught in a hotel room full of machine guns; led a riot against prison conditions in Kentucky; and been transferred to Alcatraz, then one of the most violent prisons in America, as punishment for his role in the riot. But by 1956, Rayborn had fashioned himself into a legal mind astute enough to successfully challenge several federal convictions and get 10 years knocked off his federal prison sentence. His next legal feat was more astonishing. Once he seemed primed for an early release, Kentucky sought to have him extradited back to state prison to serve the rest of his life sentence. Rayborn again filed suit, arguing that Kentucky, by voluntarily transferring him to Alcatraz, had relinquished any jurisdictional claims it had to his body. A judge agreed. Finally free, Rayborn, according to an acquaintance, sought a job as an accountant at General Electric. After achieving a perfect score on an exam given by the company, he was asked where he had studied accounting. Alcatraz, he told them. That disqualified him. He went on to rob another bank and returned to federal prison.
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october 2018 by creature

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