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GM Advances Self-Driving Vehicle Deployment With Acquisition of LIDAR Developer

Press Release

DETROIT, October 17, 2017 /3BL Media/ - General Motors Co (NYSE: GM) announced it acquired LIDAR technology company Strobe, Inc. As part of the deal, Strobe’s engineering talent joins GM’s Cruise Automation team to define and develop next-generation LIDAR solutions for self-driving vehicles.

“Strobe’s LIDAR technology will significantly improve the cost and capabilities of our vehicles so that we can more quickly accomplish our mission to deploy driverless vehicles at scale,” said Kyle Vogt, Founder and CEO, Cruise Automation.

HPE Labs VIDEO | A Radically New Approach to Computing Could Help Cure Cancer, Detect Fraud and Stop Traffic Jams

By Derek Slater

Precision medicine is an emerging approach to treating complex diseases like cancer that lets doctors customize care based on a patient’s genetics, body type, and environment, and not just his symptoms.

It’s made possible by a confluence of technology trends: Doctors, hospitals and researchers capture more health data every year; computers have become more powerful, allowing them to keep up with growing data volumes; advances in analytics technology let medical professionals sift through all that data to identify patterns.

The Mind and The Machine: How Memory-Driven Computing is Contributing to the Cure for Alzheimer’s

by Curt Hopkins, Managing Editor, Hewlett Packard Labs

When the German Center for Neurodegenerative Disease (DZNE) ran one component of its current gene assembly pipeline on a supercomputer with a traditional computing architecture in April, it took 22 minutes to run the data.

Calling All Global Problem Solvers: Enter Cisco’s 2018 GPS Challenge

by Cristina McGlew Castro, Strategist, CSR Strategy & Global Problem Solving 1B, Cisco Corporate Affairs

Innovative ideas and technologies drive Cisco’s goal to positively impact one billion people by 2025. With digitization and the surge of connected devices, good ideas can make a difference more quickly–and in more places–than ever before.

But without people, such innovations wouldn’t exist.

Prioritizing Cybersecurity Key to Ensure Safe, Secure Utilities

Electric utilities are making progress with cybersecurity, but gaps remain

Facing inevitable attacks to their networks by hackers, electric utilities are making progress in prioritizing cybersecurity to ensure that they can deliver and maintain safe, secure utilities for all. However, this year’s Strategic Directions: Electric Industry Report shows even as leaders work to ensure grid security, major gaps remain in the areas of asset security control and security risk awareness.

Qualcomm Spotlights Exciting Tech Advances at Grace Hopper Event


Our largest contingent to date descended on the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing, the world’s largest gathering of women technologists. This year, over 180 Qualcomm employees, across all levels, joined more than 20,000 attendees at the conference in Orlando, Florida. We raised awareness about our technologies, showcased our inventors working on those technologies, and the great opportunities available at Qualcomm.

HP School Cloud Brings Digital Learning Resources to Schools Without Internet

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The HP School Cloud is a hybrid cloud appliance, meaning it acts as both an advanced wireless router and state-of-the-art file and content server. Each device will leverage a range of free, open source educational material from OpenStax—with more Open Education Resource partners to be announced later this fall. Schools without Internet access can simply install an HP School Cloud, turn it on, and let students dive into millions of e-textbooks and thousands of lessons on reading, science, mathematics, and more.

Unreasonable Impact | How Agrivi Is Using Technology to Empower Farmers Across the Globe


Last month, Barclays and the Unreasonable Group host the first Unreasonable Impact World Forum, bringing together 27 innovative companies from Asia, the US and Europe working to solve some of the world’s most pressing problems.

In our final profile of companies taking part, we hear from Matija Zulj, Founder and CEO of Agrivi, about using technology to empower farmers across the globe.

What inspired you to found Agrivi?

Tetra Tech Broadens High-End Sustainable Infrastructure Design Capabilities With the Acquisition of Glumac

Press Release

PASADENA, Calif. October 5, 2017 /3BL Media/ - Tetra Tech, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTEK) announced today that it has acquired Glumac, a leader in sustainable infrastructure design. The company has more than 300 employees and incorporates innovative sustainable technologies and solutions into each of its designs, including the design and engineering of Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) standard and Net-Zero infrastructure.

GM Zeros in on an All-Electric Future


GM summarizes its vision in six words: zero crashes, zero emissions, zero congestion. In a recent LinkedIn post, Mary Barra states, “our generation has the ambition, the talent and the technology to realize the safer, better and more sustainable world we want.”

GM backed up its zero-emissions commitment by announcing it will introduce two electric vehicles in the next 18 months – the first of at least 20 new EVs by 2023.


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