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Avnet Sponsors The Not Impossible Awards Recognizing Emerging Technologies That Improve Lives

Press Release

PHOENIX, December 14, 2017 /3BL Media/ -- Avnet (NYSE: AVT), a leading global technology distributor, today announced its title sponsorship of The Not Impossible Awards, which recognizes the breakthrough achievements of innovators who share the Not Impossible Labs mission to create inventive technology that improves the well-being of others.

Intelligent Traffic and High-Speed Systems: The Next Generation of Transportation

by Emma Kantrowitz
Blog

Thanks to a host of recent technological developments, the transportation industry is once again on the edge of a major transformation. Of course, the industry is no stranger to change. It hasn’t even been two centuries since the automobile was created and yet we’re already seeing bounding leaps in technology, creating advances like electric vehicles, ride-sharing services, self-driving cars and more. Today, the advances only continue to evolve—with a few precautions.

Hacking to Save Endangered Species: The London Zoohackathon

Blog

The lives and work of software engineers and conservationists might seem worlds apart. However, last month the two came together at the Zoohackathon, hosted by ZSL London Zoo, in collaboration with Bloomberg and the U.S. Embassy London, to develop technological tools to protect endangered species around the world.

HPE PODCAST: The “Average Patient”, Prescribing for One, and Memory-Driven Computing

Summary: 
  • The adoption of precision medicine will allow doctors and medical staff to determine the best course of action, helping them predict how to help patients down the road or steer them away from potentially hazardous paths
     
  • Othman Laraki, CEO & Co-Founder of Color Genomics, shares his perspective on how data can help healthcare professionals make better diagnoses and predict health problems
Blog
  • The adoption of precision medicine will allow doctors and medical staff to determine the best course of action, helping them predict how to help patients down the road or steer them away from potentially hazardous paths
     
  • Othman Laraki, CEO & Co-Founder of Color Genomics, shares his perspective on how data can help healthcare professionals make better diagnoses and predict health problems

Ingersoll Rand: How to Use IoT to Become More Energy Efficient

By Scott Tew
Blog

According to a Berg Insight report, by 2021 nearly 55 percent of all households in the U.S. are expected to be “smart” homes. Smart, connected thermostats can now do far more than just monitor temperatures – they can adjust humidity levels, turn on and off lights, lock and unlock doors, check security cameras and more. W.

An Old Industry Reinvented by Technological Upheaval

Blog

Until relatively recently, the mining industry has been slow to innovate. Now, virtually every area of mining is undergoing a technological upheaval. At the forefront of this transformation in mining are disruptive technologies – ground-breaking concepts that challenge traditional and accepted practices and are shaking up the industry.

Barclays Accelerator | Gamechangers: Ernit

by Søren Nielsen, Founder and CEO of Ernit
Blog

Four years ago I was having a drink with our other two founders on New Year’s Eve. We were reminiscing about our first piggy banks, and discussing how, without these important financial interactions, our children were missing out. So we drank a bottle of Champagne, and we decided to do something about it.

Are You Building an Inclusive Employee Experience Through Your Corporate Giving Program?

Blog

Whether through aging or injury, any of us can lose our ability to interact with the world around us, either temporarily or permanently. That’s why it’s important to remember that accessibility is for everyone.

Director of Product Design at Benevity, Jim Olson, shares a personal story in this blog - showing the human impact that often takes a back seat to data and metrics when discussing diversity and inclusion.

Harrisburg School District Incorporates Computational Thinking Into Its Curriculum to Empower Students with Skills for Future Careers

Article

Tata Consultancy Services, a leading global IT services, consulting and business solutions organization, and Discovery Education, the premier provider of digital education content and professional development for K-12 classrooms, took their Ignite My Future in School platform to Marshall Math Science Academy in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.

Economics Remain Driving Force for Downstream Sector Trends

Article

Lower gas prices are driving investment across the sector as the industry hedges its bets on market recovery. Continuing flat demand has caused a stalemate across the industry, and most natural gas utilities remain in waiting mode. Nevertheless, the industry is looking ahead. It is expecting demand to shift and prices to eventually rise, and utilities are working to keep their assets running and maintain the systems currently in place.

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