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The Spark of Innovation Series: Everyday Items are the Seeds of New Technology in Booz Allen’s Rapid Prototyping Lab

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In the fifth installment of our six-part video series “The Spark of Innovation,” engineer Jason Eller demonstrates how Booz Allen’s Advanced Prototyping Lab is helping solve our clients' toughest challenges. We’re rethinking everyday objects and finding new and innovative applications for existing technologies.

Bringing Decision Science to Sustainability

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Domtar’s pulp mills are, in essence, biorefineries designed to separate and extract the natural chemical building blocks of wood. Cellulose is used to make paper, but the other biochemicals from wood are also valuable as feedstocks for products ranging from fuels to flavors and fragrances.

Four Key Steps to Optimizing Data for Enterprise Asset Management

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Many water leaders face a conundrum – they know massive system investments are needed, but have a steep hill to climb to gain necessary approvals and rate recovery for such investments. Stand-alone, multimillion dollar technology programs often take a back seat to repairing and replacing aging distribution system assets.

Making Cotton More Sustainable—Solutions from Outer Space? - The Minute

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Cotton represents nearly half the fiber used to make clothes and other textiles worldwide. But the economically valuable fiber is also a water-hungry crop to produce. It can take between two to five thousand gallons of water to produce two pounds of cotton—about equal to a tee shirt and a pair of jeans. And then there is the heavy use of chemicals to protect the vulnerable plant from insects, weeds, and disease. How could this widely grown and useful fiber be grown more sustainably?

Qualcomm Announces Winners of the 2017 Qualcomm Innovation Fellowship Program in India

Aimed at engaging with the academic community to encourage and support advanced engineering research
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BANGALORE, July 21, 2017 /3BL Media/ -- Qualcomm Incorporated today announced six winners of the Qualcomm Innovation Fellowship (QInF) program in India for the 2017-2018 academic year.

B&V Positions for Long-lasting Impact on Colorado’s Water Supply

Dedicated experts will work to enhance water storage and reliability along the Front Range
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DENVER, July 19, 2017 /3BL Media/ - Black & Veatch, a market leader in dams, water storage and conveyance, is working to ensure sustainable water supply in Colorado by assigning two senior practice leaders to help meet client needs. Greg Zamensky and Chris Mueller will deliver Black & Veatch's water supply, dam-related storage and transmission systems services along the Front Range.

Turning Asia’s Flood Waters into Opportunities

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Utilities throughout the Asia Pacific region are investing in advanced stormwater management strategies to improve resource resilience and overall water sustainability.

The changing dynamics of weather patterns, urbanization, population and the economic/social environments are prompting the region’s utilities to enhance investments especially as increased urban development is putting pressure on available land. Rising seawater levels and increased frequency of intense rainfall events are also highlighting how water resources are managed.

Jay Leno’s Garage Features Arrow Electronics SAM Car

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The semi-autonomous vehicle that Arrow Electronics developed for quadriplegic former Indy Racing League driver and current Verizon IndyCar Series team co-owner Sam Schmidt was featured Wednesday on the U.S. television program “Jay Leno’s Garage.”

Watch the SAM Car segment on Jay Leno’s Garage: https://www.youtube.com/user/JayLenosGarage

Black & Veatch-Designed Microgrid to Power Innovation at Shell Technology Center in Houston

Company delivers microgrid innovation platform
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OVERLAND PARK, Kan., July 13, 2017 /3BL Media/– Black & Veatch, a leader in the design and deployment of clean energy-producing microgrids, has been selected by Shell International Exploration & Production Company, Inc. to perform engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) on a new microgrid system at Shell’s Technology Center in Houston.

Smart Metering Enables Smarter Utility Management

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Among the most notable findings from this year’s Strategic Directions: Water Industry Report is the velocity of planning throughout the industry for implementing more advanced operational technologies, such as advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) and enterprise asset management. More than 30 percent of utilities have indicated plans to implement these technologies, indicating the industry’s evolution and response to perennial issues of tightening budgets, rising costs and providing enhanced customer service.

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