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Advice for Women Going into Mining, from De Beers Group's Liezl Maritz

Environmentalist Liezl Maritz explains why she works at Namdeb and offers advice for women going into mining…
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I started working at Namdeb in 2012 as a job attachment. In 2013, I began in a developmental position as an Environmental Officer and was permanently employed as a Senior Environmental Officer for Exploration and Strategic Projects in 2014. I moved over as a Senior Environmental Officer to Namdeb’s biggest operational mine, Southern Coastal Mines, in 2016 where I am still based.

Duke Engineer Builds Robots that Protect & Serve

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When robots are mentioned, it’s easy to conjure up memories of old science fiction movies. But do they have a place in today’s energy industry?

Kentucky employee Steve Hinkel is working on it. His innovative efforts teaching and designing robots have already caught the attention of local law enforcement and may have a future at Duke Energy.

Collaboration, Creativity and Planning Will Define Smart Cities

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The rise of the smart city will rely on the ability of stakeholders to collaborate, engage citizens and act on data. Partnerships are hard at work and planning is under way to overcome the legacy of siloed services, focus on integrated systems that will ultimately be more adept at delivering critical services, empower communities and elevate our quality of life.

Qualcomm Announces Top Eight Finalists for Cycle I of Qualcomm Design in India Challenge II

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  • Reiterates Commitment to Support Digital India
  • Eight shortlisted start-ups will receive seed funding of USD $10,000 each, to enable them to translate ideas to working prototypes
  • Top two winners of Cycle I will receive prize money of USD $75,000 each
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  • Reiterates Commitment to Support Digital India
  • Eight shortlisted start-ups will receive seed funding of USD $10,000 each, to enable them to translate ideas to working prototypes
  • Top two winners of Cycle I will receive prize money of USD $75,000 each

Nike Engages Innovators to Make an Impact

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With the complex challenges facing businesses today, it’s not uncommon for them to go beyond company walls in search of real-world solutions. Now, one company is opening its doors to all types of innovators from different walks of life to create a product that meets the needs of a diverse set of consumers.

DuPont Tate & Lyle: A Blueprint for Successful Innovation in Industrial Biotech

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Welcome to DuPont Tate & Lyle Bio Products, where our mission is to provide customers with a competitive advantage by offering improved, higher-performing ingredients from a petroleum-free, sustainable and renewable source. Our 1,3-propanediol serves as the building block for ingredients that enhance people’s lives, protect the environment, and reduce the world’s dependence on petroleum.

Qualcomm and FIRST Encourage Students of All Ages to Embrace STEM

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Competitive, collaborative, educational, tough, and thrilling, FIRST is a robotics program that draws hundreds of thousands of students from around the world to battle their bots.

What started with a single event in 1992 has grown so much that, this year, there were two championships: the first wrapped up in Houston, Texas and the second began in St. Louis, Missouri on April 26, running through April 30. In total, nearly 1,400 teams from more than 39 countries competed.

Wearable Robotic Fashion: Tentacles, Fabric & DragonBoard 410c

By Saura Naderi, Thinkabit Lab
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Ever since high school, I’ve had a wild fashion dream: to design a robot dress. Not just any robot dress, mind you, but an elegant gown that can do things like hug people and move with me as I wear it. Never did I imagine that by revealing this fantasy during an interview, I’d have the opportunity to inspire so many people.

Long-Term Planning Critical to Harnessing Distributed Energy Resources

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The proliferation of distributed energy resources (DER) has resulted in a wide range of technologies that are impacting today’s power grid. Distributed solar energy, wind generation, energy storage, electric vehicles, demand-side management (DSM), combined heat and power (CHP), fuel cells and microturbines are all influencing today’s power grid, affecting affect every level of utility operations and business processes.

‘Life in Space’ Challenge Winners Aim to Improve Health Outcomes on the International Space Station

by Sarah Murry
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When pondering the challenge of how to make astronauts’ lives better on the International Space Station, the winners of the “Life in Space” Challenge went back to basics.

The winning team of five students from Carnegie Mellon University looked at how astronauts working on the International Space Station (ISS) spent their days.

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