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Black & Veatch Report: Corporate Sustainability Goals Are Here to Stay, but Delivering Tangible Results Remains a Challenge

Goal Setting and Measurement report finds decarbonization strategies are increasingly complex and current solutions may not be enough to achieve aggressive targets
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May 11, 2021 /3BL Media/ - Companies of all sizes across business sectors are elevating sustainability as a core tenet of their practices, yet a new Black & Veatch report discovers that many companies continue to establish targets without a clear understanding of how to achieve them.

Solar Power Needs Silicon Carbide

by Ali Husain
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Solar power is rapidly becoming a crucial piece of the electricity puzzle.  Most people are familiar by now with the incredible 82 percent decline in costs for solar-generated power over the last 10 years.  But many innovations in

Enhancing Safety on Ann Arbor Streets With C-V2X

Qualcomm Technologies is supporting UMTRI with its Smart Intersection project to demonstrate improved automotive and pedestrian safety using C-V2X technology.
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The original testbed for validating improved safety with connected vehicles, UMTRI, is bringing Ann Arbor to the next level with the Smart Intersection project. The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) has announced a $9.9M award that will be matched by the project participants, including Qualcomm.  In this project UMTRI is deploying a network of more than 20 smart intersections throughout the city and a fleet of vehicles that communicate via Cellular-to-Everything (C-V2X) communications technology. 

Journey to Mars: How Our Collaboration With Jet Propulsion Laboratory Fostered Innovation [Video]

How the Qualcomm Flight Platform enables the first autonomous flight on Mars
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Inventing breakthrough technologies that have positive impact and meet society’s needs is at our core. We also believe in fostering collaborations that drive innovation.

How Power Conservation in IoT Devices Is Critical to Network Predictability

By Janet Ooi, IoT Industry Solutions Manager, Keysight Technologies
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As IoT deployment ramps up with 5G connectivity, devices will need to be even more energy-smart despite 24/7 operation.

When designing portable IoT devices, battery life is a key concern.

Device designers need to identify the critical events that contribute to power consumption and how frequently those events happen. They also need to make design changes or trade-offs to optimize battery life.

Digital Farming Technology

Protecting Crops Around The World
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For many farmers around the world, crop protection is an ever-evolving challenge. From disease, to insects, to local wildlife—all crops are vulnerable to external forces. As a result, the methods farmers use to protect crops are constantly being refined and optimized. A growing number of these innovations in crop protection technology are beginning to reach smallholder farmers in developing countries.

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For many farmers around the world, crop protection is an ever-evolving challenge. From disease, to insects, to local wildlife—all crops are vulnerable to external forces. As a result, the methods farmers use to protect crops are constantly being refined and optimized. A growing number of these innovations in crop protection technology are beginning to reach smallholder farmers in developing countries.

Cummins Is Demonstrating the Potential to Use Hydrogen to Store Other Forms of Renewable Energy

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Global power leader Cummins is working on three projects that use hydrogen production as a means to store renewable energy, a key issue for proponents of wind, solar and other low-carbon renewable energy sources.

Using renewable sources such as wind to produce hydrogen emits no greenhouse gases. Wind energy can be converted into hydrogen using an electrolyzer and utilized in several ways – from fuel-cell hydrogen trucks, buses and trains, to ships powered by liquid ammonia made from hydrogen, to a substitute for natural gas for heating homes.

Fast Company Names Arrow Electronics' SAM Suit Finalist for 2021 World Greatest Ideas Award

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CENTENNIAL, CO, May 5, 2021 /3BL Media/ – Arrow Electronics was named a Fast Company 2021 World Changing Ideas Award finalist in the experimental category for its SAM Suit innovation - a Semi-Autonomous exoskeleton designed to restore mobility in severely disabled individuals.

Bringing Breakthrough Tech Where it's Needed Most

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Around the world, COVID-19 has made many a bad situation worse. In doing so, it also showed the world where improvements in care can make the greatest difference.

For underserved and low-income communities facing the pandemic and a corresponding rate of diabetes and pre-diabetes, that's exactly the kind of bad-to-worse scenario that is an opportunity to make a real change.

How Technology Is Achieving Better Natural Disaster Preparedness, Recovery, and Resilience

by Pratima Harite
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Lenovo is partnering with Prudence Foundation in the second edition of the SAFE STEPS D-Tech Awards, to find and fund technology solutions that save lives before, during or after natural disaster events. Lenovo wants to harness and empower the technology and creative know-how of entrepreneurs and charities to achieve better natural disaster preparedness, recovery, and resilience. 

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Lenovo is partnering with Prudence Foundation in the second edition of the SAFE STEPS D-Tech Awards, to find and fund technology solutions that save lives before, during or after natural disaster events. Lenovo wants to harness and empower the technology and creative know-how of entrepreneurs and charities to achieve better natural disaster preparedness, recovery, and resilience. 

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