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Writing, Photography & Marketing: Staff Picks

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Our Staff Picks page is so full of fascinating people and stories to learn from, it’s almost addictive! Here we have our four favorite Staff Picks for the week, but rest assured the selection wasn’t easy. We hope you enjoy browsing their pages and if you do, don’t forget to leave them some compliments.

In our header photo, we have Desiree Daniels a brand strategist and marketer by day and designer at night. Also a foodie in her spare time she can be found enjoying cold juices and fresh air.

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Drones Must Learn To Navigate Populated Areas

CBS Houston

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (AP) — For drones to make it to the big time, they will need to learn to get around in towns and cities — without falling on car hoods or crashing into pedestrians.

Technology has advanced to the point where hobbyists can fly the unmanned aircraft with their iPhones. But nobody has yet developed a successful system for the devices to sense and avoid other objects like trees, streetlights, buildings and even other drones.

That ability to be fully autonomous will be critical before legions of drones can buzz over our neighborhoods.

Similar technology does exist. Commercial jets, for instance, are able to detect other planes in the sky and warn pilots of mountains in their path. The problem is how to make the detection system small, light and cheap enough to work on drones.

Military drone-maker Aurora Flight Sciences, of Manassas, Virginia, is trying to tackle the…

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Obras alteram intervalos da CPTM neste fim de semana (10 e 11/01/2015)

Mogi das Cruzes em foco

Neste fim de semana (10 e 11/01/2015), a CPTM (Companhia Paulista de Trens Metropolitanos) prosseguirá com o cronograma de obras em algumas de suas linhas. Para isso, os trens irão operar com maior intervalo em trechos e horários específicos.

Todos os direitos reservados a CPTM

Veja como fica a operação em cada linha da região:

Linha 11-Coral [Luz – Guaianazes]: Domingo (11), das 4h00 às 13h00, haverá serviços nos equipamentos de via permanente entre as estações Corinthians-Itaquera e Guaianazes. Das 14h00 à meia-noite, os trabalhos estarão concentrados no sistema de rede aérea, próxima à Estação Tatuapé. Até às 14h00, o intervalo médio será de 21 minutos entre as estações Luz e Corinthians-Itaquera, e 30 minutos entre Corinthians-Itaquera e Guaianazes. Após esse horário, a circulação da linha segue com intervalo de 15 minutos em toda sua extensão.

Linha 11-Coral [Guaianazes – Estudantes]: Domingo, das 4h00…

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Extreme Cold Continues Through The Weekend

CBS Pittsburgh

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Don’t let the clear, sunny skies fool you – it’s still freezing outside.

Saturday will continue to see sub-zero temperatures with wind chill. But the afternoon sunshine should help the temperatures rise a little.

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“It’ll be a little more tolerable by lunch time,” said meteorologist Kristin Emery.

The sunny skies won’t last long though, as another storm system is headed toward Pittsburgh after the weekend.

“It will be a quiet 48 hours until we get another system coming in,” said Emery.

It’s expected to bring a wintry mix of sleet and snow Sunday night into Monday morning.

Next week will continue to warm up a bit, with highs in the low 30s.

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Minnesota brothers create huge snow turtle

FOX2now.com

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Three brothers near Minneapolis, MN have done it again. Austin, Trevor and Connor Bartz have created a giant sea turtle in their front yard all made of snow. The sculpture is 12 feet tall.

In the past, the three kids have made a shark, a walrus and a puffer fish.

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