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Hands-On Scientific Learning Goes Global with Amgen Biotech Experience Expansion

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It's no surprise that when students become fascinated by science, that enthusiasm can be contagious. From our survey with Change the Equation, we know students crave hands-on biology experiences that are often lacking in the classroom.

For Water Utilities, Information is Power

Better communication crucial to a safe and abundant water supply
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For water utilities, information is power. View expert insights on on data analytics, water infrastructure and customer engagement and more from 2017 Strategic Directions: Water Industry Report.

Water Reclamation Facility Upgrades Help Keep Chesapeake Bay Clean

Advancements to Cox Creek facility to reduce millions of pounds of pollution annually
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OVERLAND PARK, Kan., August 17, 2017 /3BL Media/ – Anne Arundel County leadership in Maryland recently celebrated the successful completion of upgrades to the Cox Creek Water Reclamation Facility (WRF), designed to drastically reduce pollutants in local waterways.

The facility began processing wastewater earlier this month, improving the quality of water that discharges into the Chesapeake Bay. Black & Veatch is providing construction management and inspection services on the ongoing project, including design review, project controls and budget and schedule management.

Data Analytics: More Than a Mere Numbers Game for Water Providers

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Water providers have been collecting and utilizing data to perform important but traditional tasks: Supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) devices speed information across networks, and smart metering infrastructure systems measure consumption and contribute to customer billing. But, as utilities wrestle with addressing aging foundational assets while balancing limited capital and rising calls for lower costs and safer water, there is new urgency to explore how data can drive and optimize asset performance and reduce risk.

Minivan Monday: Natural Product Helps Quiet the All-New Chrysler Pacifica

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The 2017 Chrysler Pacifica is quieter, naturally.

Designers of the all-new minivan used a soy-based foam to keep noise from entering the passenger cabin of the Pacifica.

The plant-based foam blocks unwanted noise from entering the vehicle cabin while also saving on the overall weight of the minivan. The soy foam has a lower density than conventional acoustic material and weighs less.

Lockheed Martin Will Build New Space Instrument Focused on Vegetation Health and Carbon Monitoring

GeoCARB Expands Company’s Experience in Both Earth-Monitoring and Hosted Payloads
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PALO ALTO, Calif., August 8, 2017 /3BL Media/ – Scientists will get a better understanding of our planet’s carbon cycle and vegetation health through a first-of-a-kind NASA instrument built by Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT). The Geostationary Carbon Cycle Observatory (GeoCARB) mission will use an advanced infrared spectrograph hosted on a commercial geosynchronous satellite. The project is led by Principal Investigator Dr. Berrien Moore at the University of Oklahoma.

Technology Creates New Efficiencies, But Are Water Utilities Prepared for the Security Risk?

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Yahoo!, the Democratic National Convention and the U.S. Department of Justice were among the high-profile victims hit by major cyber attacks in 2016. Many people believe it’s only a matter of time before a water utility joins the list. Some consider physical security to be the weak link in ensuring a well-protected water supply; while others worry that the Internet of Things has created an incalculable number of entry points for hackers to create mischief.

Green Charge eBook: Solar + Energy Storage A Golden Opportunity in the Golden State

New Downloadable eBook Explores Impact, Economics and Viability of Solar & Energy Storage
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In 2017, the energy storage market is expected to double in size in California thanks to more than $448 million in federal and local incentives to pair storage with solar projects. Together, both solar and energy storage work to lower electric bills: solar by overall consumption and storage by spikes in power demand. Variable power generation is a weakness of solar systems that energy storage improves on. Pairing solar and energy storage brings stability, increased reliability and resiliency to the electrical grid. 

Maximizing Smart Grid Deployments Through Communications and Network Infrastructure

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The future of electric utilities is tightly bound to their ability to provide automated distribution of electric services. To support these evolving intelligent delivery systems, reliable high performance Internet Protocol (IP) data communications are required. Today’s utility communications networks consist of two distinct parts: Information technology (IT) and operational technology (OT), with the IT network supporting the business operations and the OT network supporting electric service delivery operations.

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