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Seventh Grader Aims to Improve Treatment for Pancreatic Cancer Using Artificial Intelligence

Rishab Jain Named America’s Top Young Scientist for his Invention of the Pancreatic Cancer Deep Learning System in the 2018 Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge
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St. Paul, Minn., October 17, 2018 /3BL Media/– Discovery Education (@DiscoveryEd) and 3M (@3M) have named 13-year-old Rishab Jain the winner of the 2018 Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge (#YoungScientist). Rishab created an algorithm to make pancreatic cancer treatment more effective by using artificial intelligence to accurately locate and track the pancreas in real-time during MRI radiotherapy.

Energy Storage Proves Key to Delivering Natural Gas Advantages

New scenarios are emerging that pair storage with conventional gas turbine generation
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The cost of energy storage has fallen to the point where the power generation industry is moving from demonstration projects to full deployment. Driven by demand and a federal order designed to nurture broader adoption of storage capabilities, practical applications of energy storage are emerging that are competitive with conventional solutions.

In addition, continued annual reductions in the cost for storage will reveal more and more applications where energy storage makes economic sense. A great example can be found in the performance optimization of gas turbines.

Goldcorp Accelerates the Changing Future of Mining With #DisruptMining 2019

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Goldcorp Accelerates the Changing Future of Mining with #DisruptMining 2019

Goldcorp is pleased to present #DisruptMining 2019, co-hosted by KPMG. The mining industry’s innovation accelerator challenge and live finale event will return on March 3, 2019, during the annual Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada (PDAC) conference in Toronto.

Now in its third year, #DisruptMining aims to encourage new ideas, spawn new technologies, and tackle some of the mining industry’s biggest challenges – and opportunities!

Webinar | A Drone May Save Your Life One Day

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This blog post was guest written by Dr. Catherine Ball, founder of the World of Drones Congress and World of Drones Education. She recently presented as part of Cisco’s Women Rock-IT speaker series, which was streamed live from her Twitter account.

Innovative Biological Tracking Software to Optimize Animal Disease Research at Kruger National Park

Research to Mitigate Health and Economic Risks
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JOHANNESBURG, South Africa,  October 5, 2018 /3BL Media/ – Black & Veatch has been tasked by the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) to implement an electronic system that enables the inventory and management of biological materials at Kruger National Park in South Africa. In partnership with the Department of Agriculture Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF), Black & Veatch will support the Office of the State Veterinarian in preventing and controlling animal diseases.

Booz Allen’s David Stoudt on Bringing Directed Energy From the Lab to the Combat Zone and Beyond

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With its high-energy lasers and high-power microwaves, directed energy is like the phasers of Star Trek or heat-rays of H.G. Wells’ War of the Worlds come to life. Dr. David Stoudt has been guiding the evolution of the field and the development of directed energy technologies to support warfighters in combat since the 1990s.

How NextGen Agriculture Can Feed a Growing World

Employing innovative solutions to tackle food production challenges
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By Kim Lovan and Zack Olson

One in every nine people in the world – or roughly 815 million people – are undernourished, according to the United Nations. This sobering statistic has prompted the UN to launch its Zero Hunger initiative, which aims to end hunger through indoor farming solutions, a now viable means for achieving sustainable food production.

The goal is simple: Ensure everyone has access to safe, nutritious and sufficient food by 2030.

Once Reserved for Critical Infrastructure, Distributed Energy Resources Come to the Masses

Microgrids are popping up across the country, driven by energy cost savings, sustainability, reliability and resilience
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From a municipal airport in Chattanooga, Tennessee, to a school district in Salinas, California, microgrid projects are popping up across the country, fueled by the desire for energy cost savings, sustainability, reliability and resilience.

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Non-Traditional Third-Party Clients Impact Energy Distribution

Driven by new tech and a growing commitment to sustainability, companies are managing more DER than in the past
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Maturing technologies and a growing emphasis on energy efficiency and sustainability are leading organizations to manage more DER than in the past. Bolstered by more financial and mechanical flexibility behind the meter, companies are becoming increasingly energy independent and investing more in alternative generation, storage and energy efficiency.

Tetra Tech Sponsors Upcoming Engineering News-Record Webinar on Funding Utility Resilience for Water Extremes

Discussing funding challenges for drought-ridden, flood prone, and coastal communities
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September 19, 2018 /3BL Media/ - Local utilities face significant challenges to build resilient infrastructure and maintain uninterrupted and safe operations as communities around the world continue to experience ongoing weather extremes. Tetra Tech is sponsoring the second of two Engineering News-Record (ENR) webinars focused on how utilities can cope with challenges ranging from drought to flooding and coastal inundation and fund the necessary infrastructure to protect their communities.

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