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Injured Veterans to Cycle 490 Miles from Houston to Arlington

Posted on · We learn about the UnitedHealthcare Ride 2 Recovery Texas Challenge, where some 200 wounded veterans and their supporters will ride bikes 490 miles from Houston to Arlington over seven days. The ride starts Sunday, March 23. The cyclists will ride through central Texas with overnight stops in College Station, Georgetown, Fort Hood, Waco and Cleburne. The […]

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Initiative Encourages Houstonians to Lose a Million Pounds

Posted on · We learn about the Million Pound Challenge, an initiative by Shape Up Houston to encourage Greater Houston to collectively lose a million pounds. The hope is to encourage a healthier Houston and to lessen the public health and economic burdens it could create in the future.

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Houston Team Programming Robot for Disaster Response

Posted on · We learn about HERCULES, a robot being programmed in Houston by David Kortenkamp and his team at TRACLabs. The robot is being designed to assist in disaster response situations where it’s unsafe for humans to go. HERCULES was built by Boston Dynamics Inc. but TRACLabs is programming its brain to compete in the DARPA Robotics Challenge (DRC).