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De Beers' World-leading Diamond Ship Is Ready for Action

The world’s most advanced diamond exploration and sampling vessel is ready to start operations in Namibian waters after a VIP send-off.
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De Beers Group’s N$2.3 billion (US$157 million) vessel, which has completed five months of sea trials, will soon start exploring for diamonds on the Atlantic seabed.

Named after Dr Sam Shafiishuna Nujoma, Namibia’s founding president, the mv SS Nujoma will seek to secure diamond supply in the country well into the future, boosting the national and local economy.

Edge Computing Promises Significant Impacts on Data Center Planning

Black & Veatch white paper examines edge computing considerations for data networks
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OVERLAND PARK, Kansas, June 20, 2017 /3BL Media/ – A new Black & Veatch white paper examines the emerging deployment of edge computing and its impacts on data center infrastructure planning. Developed in partnership with DCD (formerly DatacenterDynamics), the white paper analyzes drivers, use cases and strategies to prepare for the edge computing evolution.

Arrow Electronics SAM Car Technology Featured at 2017 No Barriers Summit

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CENTENNIAL, Col., June 16, 2017 ​/3BL Media/ - The No Barriers organization was co-founded by Erik Weihenmayer, the first blind person in history to conquer Mount Everest. The innovative group focuses on unleashing the potential of the human spirit to help people contribute their absolute best to the world.

Their motto is, “What’s within you is stronger that what’s in your way.” 

3 Military Technologies Benefiting People Every Day

Technology transferring from military to civilian use is nothing new. Discover how the convergence of these two worlds is benefiting everyday people.
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Duct tape was invented to protect ammunition cases from water during World War II. The internet grew out of a military research project. Navigation devices, such as Google Maps, rely on satellites created to guide fighter jets, warships and military forces.

Technology transferring from military to civilian use is nothing new. Even the Roman Empire road system was developed to reduce soldier travel time, but all Romans used it to swiftly move information and goods across the Empire.

GM Produces First Round of Self-Driving Chevrolet Bolt EV Test Vehicles

Summary: 
  • First Company to Use Mass-Production Methods for Autonomous Vehicles
  • Test Bolt EVs Feature Company’s Latest Generation of AV Technology
  • GM’s Self-Driving Test Fleet Will Grow to 180
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  • First Company to Use Mass-Production Methods for Autonomous Vehicles
  • Test Bolt EVs Feature Company’s Latest Generation of AV Technology
  • GM’s Self-Driving Test Fleet Will Grow to 180

Arrow Electronics Establishes Innovation Prize At Collegiate Inventors Competition

A $50,000 grant from Arrow Electronics will fund the new Arrow Innovation Prize at the Collegiate Inventors Competition®
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This summer, a panel of judges from Arrow will select a student team participating in the competition to be awarded the Arrow Innovation Prize. This exclusive prize advances the selected team to the final round of judging at the November competition held at the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) headquarters in Alexandria, Va. The Arrow Innovation Prize includes an all-expenses-paid trip and private networking opportunity for the student team with a group of innovators from Arrow.

Trane Announces Significant Advancements in Chiller Technology to Help European Building Owners Achieve Sustainability Goals

Trane now offers the broadest chiller portfolio with the choice of a next-generation, near-zero global warming potential refrigerant available in the European market today
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Brussels, June 8, 2017 /3BL Media/ – Trane, a leading global provider of indoor comfort solutions and services and a brand of Ingersoll Rand, announced today its entire European portfolio of water-cooled XStream™ and air-cooled Sintesis™ chillers is now available to purchase with Honeywell Solstice® ze (R-1234ze), a next-generation refrigerant with near-zero global warming potential (GWP).

Arrow Electronics Sponsors Student-led Formula-E Electric Race Car Projects in Norway, Germany

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In Europe, Arrow is working with universities that are participating in Formula Student, a global automotive engineering competition. Some 3,500 students across Europe participate in the program each year, producing more than 100 custom vehicles. Arrow sponsors the Formula-E Race Car Projects in Norway and Germany.

2017 Environmental Leader Conference Honors Ingersoll Rand with Awards for Product Innovation and Energy Management Leadership

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DAVIDSON, N.C., June 7, 2017 /3BL Media/ - Ingersoll Rand®, a world leader in creating comfortable, sustainable and efficient environments, won an Environmental Leader Product Award for its Ingersoll Rand Next Generation R-Series line of compressors at the Environmental Leader Conference in Denver, Colorado on June 6, 2017. Deborah Kalish, program manager for Ingersoll Rand, also received an Energy Manager Today 50 award at the conference.

De Beers Group’s Forevermark Brand Inscribes Its Two Millionth Diamond

De Beers Group’s Forevermark brand has reached a major milestone – it has inscribed its two millionth diamond.
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The diamond was mined, cut and polished in Namibia by Ankit Gems Namibia and inscribed at the Forevermark Diamond Institute in Surat, India. It will be set in a piece of jewellery at the Forevermark Design and Innovation Centre in Milan, Italy.

It is a 3.48 carat round brilliant and will bear the inscription of ‘2,000,000’. Each Forevermark diamond is inscribed with the Forevermark icon and a unique identification number.

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