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Bringing Healthcare to the Fingertips of Pregnant Women and Nursing Mothers in Africa

GiftedMom uses mobile phones to provide health advice and eradicate avoidable maternal and infant deaths in Africa
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YAOUNDÉ, Cameroon, May 11, 2018 /3BL Media/ – Mobile-health service GiftedMom has joined Business Call to Action (BCtA) with a pledge to expand its operations in three new African countries and stop easily preventable maternal and infant deaths. The innovative healthcare provider connects medical professionals to pregnant women and nursing mothers on mobile phones across Cameroon as well as provide health information for its users via SMS, online articles and a smartphone application.

With AI Watching, Clues to Why Neighborhoods Flourish or Fail

AI imaging is delivering greater insights into neighborhoods than surveys and census data have ever been able to provide.
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If residents of Brooklyn’s Prospect Heights neighborhood have a feeling their streets have gotten safer over the past decade, while residents of the Hillcrest area of Washington, D.C., feel less secure on several of their blocks, artificial intelligence has now delivered proof that their hunches are correct.

Ready, Set…Mars! Imagining Life on the Red Planet

After reviewing months of work and hundreds of 3D designs, HP’s second Mars Home Planet challenge unveils its 10 finalists.
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A solar-field construction vehicle with nimble robot arms that piece together solar cells. Vertical turbines that harness the energy of dust storms — and shield nearby cities from their force. A compact settlement built underground in rust-red soil, capped by series of stunning atriums.

AI as a Force for Good in Supply Chain Management

by Unni Nair, Supply Chain Sustainability Manager, Cisco
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As artificial intelligence (AI) moves from research to reality, new insights and increasingly automated decision making are disrupting entire supply chain networks. AI will affect everything-from raw materials sourcing to factory floor productivity. These emerging technologies will unlock business value while simultaneously revealing opportunities to better utilize the workers within those ecosystems.

Opportunities and Challenges in the Solar Massachusetts Renewable Target (SMART) Program

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This will be a hot summer for solar and storage developers in Massachusetts as the Commonwealth kicks off its SMART program, providing tiered incentives to promote solar with an additional kicker if there is storage attached. It’s an exciting program—the first of its kind outside of California, and one of the first ever in the U.S. to promote energy storage coupled with community solar (direct contracts between solar arrays and residents).

Holistic Distribution Modernization Programs Require More Than Only Information Technology Upgrades

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Electric utilities are realizing that distribution modernization programs, also referred to as grid modernization, can no longer be put off. Overhauling the electric distribution system will require upgrades to OT, as well as to the networks that allow IT and OT components to communicate to improve reliability. The benefits are clear: Grid operators need advanced sensors, communications and automation so they can see what’s happening in real time, which will lessen disruption while enhancing efficiency, reliability, security and safety.

My Special Aflac Duck Featured at CES on the Hill 2018

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Aflac presented My Special Aflac Duck to members of Congress, the media and government at CES on the Hill 2018. 

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Cyber Threats to Physical Assets Demand a Proactive Approach

Government and utility leaders understand the importance of maintaining security across IT, OT networks
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Intent on safeguarding the nation’s largest electric grids from potential mayhem, federal regulators have stepped up their oversight of the security of power utilities in an attempt to protect it from threats and incidents such as widespread, long-duration blackouts caused by digital saboteurs. Cyber threats linger, however, with operational technology (OT), including water systems that are far less centralized and, thus, more vulnerable.

UPS To Deploy New, State-Of-The-Art Electric Vehicles in London and Paris

ARRIVAL will supply 35 modular, light-weight EVs with zero tailpipe emissions, 150-mile battery range and advanced safety features
Press Release

LONDON, May 9, 2018 /3BL Media/ - UPS (NYSE:UPS) today announced that it is working with UK-based technology firm ARRIVAL to develop a state-of-the-art pilot fleet of 35 electric delivery vehicles (EVs) to be trialed in London and Paris. These zero tailpipe emission, lightweight composite vehicles have a battery range of more than 150 miles (240 kilometers), which is significantly higher than other EVs currently in service.

The Ray's Smart Road Dot Named Fast Company 2018 World Changing Ideas Award Finalist

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Fast Company announced the winners of its World Changing Ideas Awards, which honor businesses, policies, projects, and concepts that offer innovative solutions to the issues facing humanity. The Ray’s smart road dot was selected for recognition as a World Changing Ideas finalist. 

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Fast Company announced the winners of its World Changing Ideas Awards, which honor businesses, policies, projects, and concepts that offer innovative solutions to the issues facing humanity. The Ray’s smart road dot was selected for recognition as a World Changing Ideas finalist. 

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