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Creating Bricks and Benches Out of Medical Waste

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There’s no way around it: researching and manufacturing life-saving medicines and vaccines produces waste. At GSK, we are changing our manufacturing processes to cut in half the amount of operational waste we generate by 2020, and shifting our perceptions to see waste as a potential resource.

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When Energy Storage Joins the Blockchain the Entire Energy Community Benefits

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Answering the call for increasing energy self-reliance, a grassroots electricity-sharing model is emerging. “Community microgrids,” comprising community-owned or subscribed solar PV and other renewable energy sources, offer participants and surrounding consumers the security of energy resilience in times of grid failure and protection from energy price increases driven by volatile energy markets. They also give energy producers/consumers (aka “prosumers”) more control over the renewable energy they generate.

Q&A: Qualcomm Chairman Paul Jacobs Discusses the Tricorder XPRIZE and the Winners

After a five-year mission, the Qualcomm Tricorder XPRIZE finalists are prepared to turn sci-fi into reality.
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The invention revolution has always been inspired by technology from fiction — how do we pluck a device out of TV science fiction and make it real? Back in 2012, the Qualcomm Foundation and the XPRIZE Foundation worked together to develop the Qualcomm Tricorder XPRIZE, a Star Trek-inspired competition that set out to provide anyone with the ability to diagnose health conditions by using a real-world version of the Tricorder.

Semios and Arrow Team on Sustainable, Data-Driven Farming Solutions

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CENTENNIAL, CO, April 11, 2017/3BL Media/ - Semios and Arrow Electronics have collaborated on an innovative and sustainable crop management solution that helps growers of tree fruits and tree nuts reduce their use of harmful agricultural pesticide practices.

Sam Schmidt to Take on Mario Andretti at Indianapolis Motor Speedway

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LONG BEACH, CA, April 10, 2017 /3BL Media/ – Former INDYCAR drivers Sam Schmidt and Mario Andretti announced today they will go head to head in a race next month at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The Schmidt Peterson Motorsports co-owner and Indianapolis 500 legend will race semi-autonomous cars on the circuit’s 2.439-mile permanent road course on May 13 ahead of the INDYCAR Grand Prix.

Avnet Success Story Video | The Story of Ubicquia

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Avnet works with Ubicquia to make cities smarter by embedding streetlight sensors that detect threats such as gas leaks, radiation and gunshots, and alert response teams.

Emissions Reduction from Virtualisation Products: An Interview with Mornay Van Der Walt and Nicola Acutt of VMware

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An IDC report, sponsored by VMware, shows how virtualisation products, namely VMware’s products, reduce carbon emissions. The report also evaluated the CO2 emissions that were avoided because of server virtualisation as well as consolidation. The results showed that this reduction in power consumption and CO2 emissions could be directly attributed to the use of virtualisation and VMware products around the world.

Working Toward a Circular Economy Through Disruptive Technology

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[Editor's Note: Hugh Welsh, President & General Counsel of DSM North America, will be speaking at our 2017 Circular Economy Summit: From Aspiration to Implementation on the topic of disruptive technology and designing for circularity.]

From Lonely Lunches to Anti-Bullying App, How One Teen Helps Others Create Kindness in Schools

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In 7th and 8th grade, Natalie Hampton faced a terrible bullying experience. Every day, she ate lunch by herself and dealt with the pain and isolation that comes from being the outsider. She decided she wanted to give bullied kids an ally – not just in her Sherman Oakes, California, school, but in schools around the country.

Points of Light Partners with Good Deeds Day to Mobilize Volunteers Around the World During Global Day of Service

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ATLANTA, March 30, 2017 /3BL Media/ – Points of Light is proud to join Good Deeds Day as an official partner on this annual global day of service, which will take place Sunday, April 2, 2017. With a network of affiliates in 37 countries, including the United States, Points of Light is uniquely positioned to inspire, equip and mobilize people to “do good deeds for the benefit of others and the planet.”

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