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VIDEO | Arrow Electronics 2018 Innovation in Electronics Award Winner

Eight grader Emma Ruccio of Connecticut honored for scoliosis diagnostics tool
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Eigth grader Emma Ruccio from Connecticut was presented with the Arrow Electronics Innovation in Electronics Award at the National Invention Convention and Entrepreneurship Expo (NICEE), a first-of-its kind forum where student inventors showcase their critical thinking skills and compete for prizes and recognition.

Save Water Locally, Grow Your Business Globally

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Water is on executives’ minds these days. More and more, business people realize that water scarcity is the new normal, and if they want to put their companies in a position to keep growing, they have to adapt. I can confirm that much after living out of suitcases for most of the month of June and, at conference after conference, meeting numerous business leaders who expressed their sense of urgency about the topic.

Black & Veatch, Kansas to Test Beyond-Line-of-Sight Drone Under FAA Pilot Program

Study to Help Determine Potential For Broader Commercial Uses For Unmanned Aircraft
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OVERLAND PARK, Kan. , July 11, 2018 /3BL Media/ – As unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) – commonly known as drones – become more vital for commercial use, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is weighing whether to free up more national airspace for them by relaxing restraints on their operation.  Such airspace rules changes could allow beyond-line-of-sight use of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV), and Black & Veatch is part of the team helping test the safety of that.

How Booz Allen Interns Are Improving Federal Disaster Response with Blockchain and Other Technologies

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Flashlight? First aid kit? Water? Check. When disaster strikes, federal disaster response agencies encourage us to be prepared with these and other basic emergency supplies. However, there’s much more to emergency preparedness than meets the eye. Before, during, and after a hurricane, tornado, flood, or wildfire, federal agencies must be able to quickly and effectively respond to, and communicate with, those in harm’s way.

3 Ways Drones Are Proving More Useful Than Ever Imagined

They’re spotting sharks before they strike, delivering medical supplies to isolated regions and getting pipelines and bridges repaired before they fail.
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It was a December day, early summer in Australia. Two busloads of schoolchildren had just splashed into the water at Secret Harbour, a beach on the Indian Ocean, when a drone swooped down from the sky and issued a deafening order to clear the water. The drone, equipped with vision-recognition technology, had identified a 10-foot shark swimming in a zigzag pattern just 100 yards from the beach.

WATCH | Miss America 2018 Cara Mund Talks With Childhood Cancer Survivor Chloe Davison About My Special Aflac Duck

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See why 2018 Miss America Cara Mund and Chloe Davison, childhood cancer survivor, are excited about My Special Aflac Duck™, which Aflac is giving to newly diagnosed pediatric cancer patients in the U.S. free of charge in hopes of providing a comforting companion during treatment. 

Video Games: A Surprising Tool for Global Problem Solving

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This blog was guest-written by Jude Ower, founder, and CEO of Playmob. She’ll be guest-speaking during the “Harnessing the Power of Technology for a Better World” session of the Women Rock-IT series on July 11.

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This blog was guest-written by Jude Ower, founder, and CEO of Playmob. She’ll be guest-speaking during the “Harnessing the Power of Technology for a Better World” session of the Women Rock-IT series on July 11.

Booz Allen Interns Build Virtual Reality Training Tools for Real-World Challenges

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Put down your headset: Virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) aren’t just for gamers anymore. More and more we’re using immersive technology for a variety of real-world scenarios—from performing surgery in a virtual operating room to training military personnel. The goal is to present a dynamic, yet artificial environment that replicates the real world.

Investing for a More Sustainable Future

The investments UPS has made in 2017 are leading to a major transformation
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David Abney | UPS Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

In 2017, UPS embarked on a major transformation that will result in the most significant upgrade of our operations in decades. We are exploring real-time data, mobile connectivity, robotics, blockchain, and other cutting-edge technologies to seamlessly integrate our digital and physical networks, modernize our facilities and fleet, and better manage our operations.

Driving Decisions With Data Dashboards: Using 3-D Data Visualization in Aviation and Beyond

Harnessing the power of data throughout the project life cycle
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Across Tetra Tech’s markets, nearly all clients share the need for actionable information that can drive decision making. Big data began bursting onto the scene some 25 years ago, inundating our information-hungry clients with megabytes and gigabytes of facts and figures that soon became a flood of petabytes and zettabytes. Managers thirsty for relevant intelligence were drowning in oceans of data, wondering what was important, what was essential, and what was urgent information.

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