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How Virtual Reality Can Help Us Imagine Life on the Red Planet

HP and its partners teamed up on this virtual reality project to model life for humans on Mars.
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For centuries, humans have turned their gaze to the stars, contemplating what lies beyond the Earth. Perhaps no planet has captured our imaginations more than Mars.

Now, HP and NVIDIA have teamed up with other companies to launch HP Mars Home Planet — a global project using virtual reality to simulate what a human population of 1 million could look like on Mars.

UN Agency IFAD and Mars Incorporated Commit to Working Together to Improve the Livelihoods of Smallholder Farmers in Developing Countries

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NEW YORK, September 18, 2017 /3BL Media/ - The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and Mars Incorporated signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) today to work to increase incomes and economic opportunities for thousands of smallholder farmers in developing countries.

Mars CEO: Industry Must Fix ‘Broken’ Engine of Global Business to Tackle Urgent Climate & Social Threats

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  • ​CEO Grant Reid, speaking ahead of UN General Assembly and Climate Week, believes the engine of global business – its supply chain – is broken and requires transformational, cross-industry collaboration to fix it
     
  • Says that to deliver on un Sustainable Development Goals and The Paris Accord it requires widening the focus to include social and environmental impacts far beyond direct operations
     
  • Comments come as Mars launches its “Sustainable in a Generation Plan” –  in which it will invest almost $1 billion over the next few years to tackle urgent threats including climate change, poverty in the supply chains and scarcity of resources
     
  • M&M’s – one of the world’s most iconic brands – steps up to engage consumers on critical sustainability issues
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  • ​CEO Grant Reid, speaking ahead of UN General Assembly and Climate Week, believes the engine of global business – its supply chain – is broken and requires transformational, cross-industry collaboration to fix it
     
  • Says that to deliver on un Sustainable Development Goals and The Paris Accord it requires widening the focus to include social and environmental impacts far beyond direct operations
     
  • Comments come as Mars launches its “Sustainable in a Generation Plan” –  in which it will invest almost $1 billion over the next few years to tackle urgent threats including climate change, poverty in the supply chains and scarcity of resources
     
  • M&M’s – one of the world’s most iconic brands – steps up to engage consumers on critical sustainability issues

21CF and National Geographic Take Bronx High-school Film Students from The Cinema School on a Field Trip to 'MARS'

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In the weeks leading up to the global premiere of National Geographic's six-part series "MARS" on Monday, Nov. 14, 21st Century Fox and National Geographic took 200 high-school students attending The Cinema School (TCS) in Bronx, N.Y., on a field trip to an immersive Mars experience featuring a virtual reality simulator and an anti-gravity treadmill this week.

Water Use Efficiency in Action

Multi-stakeholder Perspectives on the Water and Productivity Project in Pakistan
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By Jens Soth, Luc Beerens, Arjumand Nizami, and Gisela Keller

Mars at the 2016 Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting

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Every year, Mars joins in the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings to talk science and innovation with Nobel laureates and leading young scientists from around the world. At the 2016 physics meeting, we hosted a panel discussion to talk about research in soft matter physics and what we can learn about sustainability, energy and life itself. Mars’ Harold Schmitz was joined by IBM Research’s Jeff Welser and Benjamin Santer of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory to discuss how big data is changing the future of science and society.

Food Safety: The Next Frontier

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Mars, Incorporated and IBM Research explain how they are transforming our approach to global food safety using big data. The Consortium for Sequencing the Food Supply Chain are sequencing the genomes of millions of organisms to understand the microbiomes that exist throughout the food supply chain. With this metagenomic data, it will be possible to identify and address food safety threats on a scale that has never been seen before.

Strategy and Practice: Mars Reports on Targets and Issue - The Minute

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Here’s a headline you don’t see very often: “Company Restates Sustainability Pledge After Missing Packaging Target in 2015.” The idea that a goal might be very ambitious, that achieving it might encounter unforeseen issues—is one often talked about among businesses, but rarely publicly.

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