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Bridgestone Collaboration with NRGene Achieves New Milestones in the Assembly of Multiple Guayule Genomes

Summary: 
  • This new guayule genome has been fully sequenced and assembled.
  • The four-year collaboration with genomic big data solutions company NRGene to further advance the commercialization of guayule, an alternative to natural rubber.
  • Bridgestone developed mapping populations that allowed NRGene to construct a genetic and physical map by successfully identifying the correct order of DNA fragments.
Press Release
  • This new guayule genome has been fully sequenced and assembled.
  • The four-year collaboration with genomic big data solutions company NRGene to further advance the commercialization of guayule, an alternative to natural rubber.
  • Bridgestone developed mapping populations that allowed NRGene to construct a genetic and physical map by successfully identifying the correct order of DNA fragments.

Autonomous Vehicles - How History Predicts Future Adoption

by Radhika Arora
Blog

The rapid advancement in technology pertaining to automation is revolutionary and it is a privilege to be witnessing this change during our lifetime. With all the discussions and debates around automation and the future of mobility, it is hard to ignore the role of self-driving cars. The wide-scale adoption of autonomous vehicles (AVs) will be transformative, impacting almost every facet of our lives. AVs hold the potential to transform the way we live, travel, work, vacation and enjoy our leisure activities.

Arrow Electronics Expands Support for DigiTruck and Neema International in Tanzania

Press Release

CENTENNIAL, Colo., December 17, 2020 /3BL Media/ – Arrow Electronics is reaffirming its commitment to Neema International, a nonprofit dedicated to improving the lives of vulnerable children with the help of technology. Arrow has selected Neema as a 2020 holiday charity and will support the nonprofit’s computer education and scholarship programs in 2021.

Neema operates in the foothills of Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania. Its facilities include an Arrow DigiTruck technology classroom. 

Arrow Electronics' SAM Car Displayed at National Corvette Museum

Press Release

CENTENNIAL, Colo., December 8, 2020 /3BL Media/- Arrow Electronics has loaned its original Semi-Autonomous Motorcar (SAM) to the National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, Ky. The 2014 C7 Stingray will remain on public display in the museum’s Skydome gallery until mid-March 2021. 

Making Industry 4.0 a Reality. FPT Industrial and Comau Introduce AURA, the Smart Robot

Blog

What will the factory of the future be like? How will it be organized? To answer these and many other questions about the Industry 4.0 production model, all it takes is a trip to the FPT Industrial Driveline plant in Turin, Italy dedicated to the production of transmissions and axles for heavy equipment.

Arrow Electronics Helps Launch Sanitizing Robot to Support Fight Against Coronavirus

Press Release

CENTENNIAL, Colo., November 13, 2020 /3BL Media/ –  Arrow Electronics is helping launch a new IoT Smart robot designed to more effectively sanitize surfaces and spaces to help protect against the spread of the novel coronavirus and other pathogens. 

The technology was initially conceived for the hotel market. But applications to protect shared environments such as classrooms, hospitals, public transit, and commercial office buildings are generating momentum as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

UPS Longitudes | Why Businesses Need an Innovation Operating System

Mike Edmonds @ Pactera
Article

Innovation is critical in times of crisis. Why? Because companies that prioritize innovation during these times will drive growth after this crisis.

UPS Longitudes | As UPSFF Women Blaze Trails in Aviation, Everyone Benefits

Sherri Roberts @ UPS
Article

When your company’s primary mission is to test the boundaries of logistics to better serve customers, a diverse, inclusive team — with women in leadership positions — is crucial to fostering the kind of innovation that leads to success.

A diverse team increases talent engagement, fuels creative thinking, enhances customer service and ultimately drives better financial performance.

Arrow Electronics Helps Disabled Driver Sam Schmidt Return to Competitive Racing

Press Release

CENTENNIAL, Colo., October 23, 2020 /3BL Media/ - Disabled IndyCar race car driver Sam Schmidt has returned to auto racing with the help of Arrow Electronics, besting more than a dozen able-bodied drivers in a recent two-day competition. Schmidt hadn’t raced competitively since crashing during a 200-mph practice lap 20 years ago, an accident that left him paralyzed from the shoulders down.

He returned to competitive racing in Arrow’s newest Semi-Autonomous Motorcar (SAM), a 2020 Chevrolet Corvette modified with electronic head and voice controls. 

A Well-Trained Workforce Is Manufacturing's Future

We need to rethink how we prepare people for the workforce.
Article

By Mark Maybury

New technologies are transforming dull and repetitive jobs into those requiring analytic and problem-solving skills. Manufacturing is on the front lines of this change – electricians are becoming digital electricians, material handlers are becoming robotically enabled, and assembly line workers are becoming robotics programmers.

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