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Video | How Virtual Reality is Creating a New Frontier in Pain Management

As the country faces the ongoing opioid crisis, doctors ad patients are finding an alternative treatment for pain in virtual reality.
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One year ago, Bonnie Honjas was riding in the back seat of a car in Oregon when a semi truck sideswiped her vehicle and dragged it down 700 feet of highway. The accident left her with nerve pain in her neck, left shoulder and arm.

Honjas tried everything from chiropractic medicine to traditional physical therapy to ease her discomfort. But nothing helped. A massage therapist, she was unable to work, making her even more worried that she might never heal.

EDF Launches Smart Boat Initiative to Help Recover Global Fisheries

New initiative to harness digital revolution to accelerate sustainable networked fisheries
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ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates, March 6, 2019 /3BL Media/ — Today at the World Ocean Summit being held in Abu Dhabi, Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) announced the launch of its Smart Boat Initiative designed to accelerate the exploration and adoption of powerful new technologies to greatly improve sustainability, efficiency and profitability in the fishing sector across the globe.

Cisco Video | Networking Academy Empowers Women in IT

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For 20 years, Cisco Networking Academy has changed the lives of 9.2 million students in 180 countries by providing education, technical training, and career mentorship.

Cisco Networking Academy graduate Megan Chapman details her journey from student at Stanly Community College to IT professional crediting Cisco's Networking Academy program with empowering women in IT.

Find a location near you that offers Cisco Networking Academy courses.

Black & Veatch: With Their Surging Populaces More Technologically Savvy, Cities Must Start Planning Digitally Connected Communities

New e-Book says digitizing infrastructure can lead to resilience, sustainability and better quality of life, services
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OVERLAND PARK, Kan., March 4, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Urban centers are growing more congested. Digitalization takes deepening root in the American experience. Connected devices number into the billions, stoking the influence of consumers at the epicenter of this new on-demand, data-driven economy.

Infographic | Smart Technology for a Safer Workforce

From investments in technology to improvements in employee communication, UPS strives to make our workforce safer.
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From investments in technology to improvements in employee communication, UPS strives to make our workforce safer every day.

These safety tools and techniques help drivers achieve the highest safety award in the company – the UPS Circle of Honor – which recognizes more than 1,400 men and women who have 25 years of accident-free driving.

Wireless Blasting at Musselwhite Signals Improved Safety

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The mining industry is adopting automation in many areas to improve the safety of workers and increase efficiencies.

At Goldcorp’s Musselwhite mine, new applications have been tested underground in the blasting process, which indicates a decisive step on the path towards full automation of drill and blast operations in the future.

Red Lake Partners to Achieve Research and Development Results

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Goldcorp is embracing innovation to make our operations safer, more productive and to help reduce our impact on the environment. We partner with like-minded suppliers and organizations to find innovative solutions to some of the challenges our industry faces.

Cisco GPS Challenge Highlights | Social Entrepreneur OmniVis Uses IoT to Improve Cholera Detection

Learn about the continued global impact of the Second Runner-up in the 2017 Cisco Global Problem Solver Challenge
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Cisco is committed to positively impacting 1 billion people by 2025. As part of our work, we seek to inspire and empower a generation of global problem solvers who will not only survive – but drive and thrive – in our increasingly digital economy. Our third annual Cisco Global Problem Solver Challenge aims to recognize new business ideas that leverage technology for social impact from student entrepreneurs around the world.

As our 2019 Global Problem Solver Challenge gets underway, we are highlighting the work of some social entrepreneurs who became finalists during past Cisco Global Problem Solver Challenges. 

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Cisco is committed to positively impacting 1 billion people by 2025. As part of our work, we seek to inspire and empower a generation of global problem solvers who will not only survive – but drive and thrive – in our increasingly digital economy. Our third annual Cisco Global Problem Solver Challenge aims to recognize new business ideas that leverage technology for social impact from student entrepreneurs around the world.

As our 2019 Global Problem Solver Challenge gets underway, we are highlighting the work of some social entrepreneurs who became finalists during past Cisco Global Problem Solver Challenges. 

HP Labs Explores a New Approach to Immersive Content Creation and Consumption

by Simon Firth, HP Labs Correspondent
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“Imagine giving students a 360-degree virtual view of a historic location or a place in outer space like Mars” suggests HP Labs researcher Ji Won Jun.

“Then you use 3D models of Mars rovers or you 3D scan artifacts excavated from a site to bring those objects into a virtual reality experience where students can grab and interact with them,” Jun adds. “That experience gets them closer to understanding what it would be like to be there, and it’s different from just reading about it in a book.”  

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