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Minority Middle School Male Students Get a Jump Start through Verizon Innovative Learning

Four new Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) and Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSI) to participate in 2017; now active on 16 campuses nationwide
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BASKING RIDGE, N.J., July 10, 2017 /3BL Media/ – This summer, thousands of minority middle school boys in 16 cities nationwide will head to college campuses to learn skills like mobile app development, 3D design, creating and flying drones, and developing virtual reality and augmented reality experiences as a part of Verizon Innovative Learning.

Arrow Electronics’ Interns Build 32 Wheelchairs for Veterans

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The Arrow Electronics summer intern class teamed together last month to build 32 wheelchairs for military veterans in need. The Build-a-Wheelchair® corporate social responsibility team-building event was a part of Arrow’s annual Intern Kickoff event.

The Build-a-Wheelchair program was born out of a desire to help American veterans and others with various mobility challenges. Groups use teamwork and leadership skills to assemble, test and decorate new wheelchairs for donation.

The Smart City Puzzle: The Role of Utilities in Next-Gen Communities

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The term smart city has become ubiquitous in the technology world, and especially among the energy industry. But what does smart city really mean for utilities? How are utilities, as vital pieces of the smart city puzzle, working with municipalities and other entities to ensure seamlessly integrated systems? How do smart cities allow utilities to optimize the grid, and what does the “grid of the future” look like? 

The Spark of Innovation Series: Learn How Booz Allen Interns are Combatting Drowsy Driving

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In the third installment of the six-part video series, “The Spark of Innovation,” Michael Jacob and André Nguyen discuss how, as interns at Booz Allen Hamilton, they conceived the concept of Beat Awake, an algorithm to help prevent drivers from falling asleep at the wheel.

It’s happened to all of us: you’re driving, you’re tired, and you feel your eyelids begin to get heavy.

Data Centers: Planning for the Edge

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Massive projected surges in data transmission are expected to challenge current network capabilities in the U.S., making where analytics and compute take place increasingly important. With network data expected to grow from 1 trillion gigabytes (1 zettabyte) in 2016 to 180 zettabytes in 2025, what are the implications for data centers and their future infrastructure requirements?

How Innovation Can Unlock System-level Change for Environmental Progress

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Wayne Balta, Vice President of Corporate Environmental Affairs and Product Safety at IBM Corp., describes next horizon in advancing corporate EHS management. To get more insights from EHS and sustainability thought leaders or to register for NAEM's upcoming 2017 Sustainability Management Conference, visit www.naem.org.

Airplane Technology & Emissions

Exploring Boeing's top environmental priorities
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**This is the 11th article in a series focusing on The Boeing Company's environmental performance and progress in 2016. Visit www.boeing.com/environment for more information.**

Boeing's products connect people, protect nations, explore space and sea and inspire the world. We are committed to making the world’s best airplanes with the smallest environmental footprint and working with industry stakeholders on climate protection.

De Beers' World-leading Diamond Ship Is Ready for Action

The world’s most advanced diamond exploration and sampling vessel is ready to start operations in Namibian waters after a VIP send-off.
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De Beers Group’s N$2.3 billion (US$157 million) vessel, which has completed five months of sea trials, will soon start exploring for diamonds on the Atlantic seabed.

Named after Dr Sam Shafiishuna Nujoma, Namibia’s founding president, the mv SS Nujoma will seek to secure diamond supply in the country well into the future, boosting the national and local economy.

Edge Computing Promises Significant Impacts on Data Center Planning

Black & Veatch white paper examines edge computing considerations for data networks
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OVERLAND PARK, Kansas, June 20, 2017 /3BL Media/ – A new Black & Veatch white paper examines the emerging deployment of edge computing and its impacts on data center infrastructure planning. Developed in partnership with DCD (formerly DatacenterDynamics), the white paper analyzes drivers, use cases and strategies to prepare for the edge computing evolution.

Arrow Electronics SAM Car Technology Featured at 2017 No Barriers Summit

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CENTENNIAL, Col., June 16, 2017 ​/3BL Media/ - The No Barriers organization was co-founded by Erik Weihenmayer, the first blind person in history to conquer Mount Everest. The innovative group focuses on unleashing the potential of the human spirit to help people contribute their absolute best to the world.

Their motto is, “What’s within you is stronger that what’s in your way.” 

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