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Why I’m Developing for Mars and Sustainable Life in Space

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This post was written by guest blogger Dr. Natalie Rens, CEO of Spaceport AI. She recently spoke as part of Cisco’s Women Rock-IT series.

We explore Mars for many reasons, be it the risk minimization of distributing our species across multiple planets or the fact that our population is growing at a rate that is unsustainable for our Earth’s resources.

Data Drives Decisions in 21st-Century Manufacturing

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In 21st-century manufacturing, data is king. Data analysis is often a key factor in helping business leaders make informed decisions that drive business strategy, performance and innovation. Today, Domtar uses a plant analysis and visualization tool called PARCview to monitor up-to-the-minute manufacturing data across our network of pulp and paper mills.

5 Best Practices of Design Thinking Companies Can Use to Ensure Data Privacy

by Laura K. Wise
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“Data is the new oil,” is a phrase attributed to Clive Humby, a data science innovator in the UK who coined the term in 2006.

Transforming Southeast Asia’s Energy Sector: Opportunities & Challenges

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Nations in Southeast Asia are working to balance energy security, environmental sustainability and economic competitiveness at a time when the financial sector is looking for bankable energy projects in which to invest. The region’s industrial growth in recent years has encouraged economic growth and urbanization that has expedited its consumption of energy.

From Drones to Sensors: Innovation Gaining Sway Among Electric Utility Leaders

Electric utilities are awakening to the power afforded by dynamic advances in technology
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With their infrastructure graying and renewable energy posing growing threats to their customer bases and bottom lines, electric utilities are awakening to the power afforded by dynamic advances in construction, from the deployment of drones to innovative construction practices. Amid the prospect of a continued shift to decentralized, digital grids and the broadening appeal of increasingly affordable solar power systems, electricity suppliers no longer have the luxury of resisting change or delaying the adoption of next-generation power delivery.

Reducing Fresh Water Use at Red Lake Gold Mines

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Goldcorp’s Towards Zero Water (H2Zero) Strategy targets dramatic reductions in our use of fresh water and increased water recycling rates at every one of our operations. An immediate goal is to reduce all forms of “high-calorie water” extraction which we define as the extraction of water not necessary due to dewatering or the inadvertent capture or precipitation by our existing facilities.

Seeing Red: The Story of Cyanide Dye at Goldcorp

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Goldcorp’s safety culture underpins everything we do as a company. Mining safely is a challenge we face every day, and there is no better example of this challenge than safety surrounding cyanide.

Cyanide is a highly toxic chemical most commonly used in the leaching process for gold extraction, which means we need to take every precaution to ensure it is handled safely at all our sites. One of the ways we do this is with the addition of red dye to the mix, which helps with leak detection of an otherwise clear liquid.

Best Practices for Employee Data Protection

by Amy Brown
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Data privacy is a primary concern for companies today, but that attention is often focused on customers. Yet they are not the only people whose data companies store. They also maintain information on their employees. And employees are apparently not all that confident that employers are doing a good job of protecting their personal data at the workplace.

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