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Carnival Corporation Pilots Food Waste Bio-Digester Technology to Improve Environmental Compliance

As part of corporate commitment to sustained excellence in environmental compliance, 15 Carnival Corporation ships are testing food waste bio-digester machines, or "steel stomachs," that separate plastics from food waste while naturally breaking down food
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MIAMI, December 12, 2019 /3BL Media/ - Carnival Corporation & plc (NYSE/LSE: CCL; NYSE: CUK), the world's largest leisure travel company, recently announced it is pilot-testing food waste bio-digester technology to improve environmental compliance and the food waste disposal process on board its ships, and plans to expand the program across its fleet in the near future.

The new innovation in green technology at sea provides a number of benefits, including:

Experts Are Curbing Pollution by Crunching Numbers

By: Rachelle Dragani
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Pollution can seem like an insurmountable problem. Impure particles and gasses seep into lungs, contributing to the onset of diseases and conditions such as lung cancer and strokes. As many as 3.8 million people die each year from indoor air pollution caused by burning unsafe fuels. Contaminated water sickens people around the globe.

One 2017 study estimates that air, water and earth contaminants cause around 9 million premature deaths each year, many of them in poor and underdeveloped areas of the world, making them deadlier than HIV/AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis combined.

Will Automation Level the Playing Field for Women in Manufacturing and Tech?

With automation and AI on the rise, companies who reskill their workforce can open doors for women across many industries.
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By Veronica Lara 

Maggie Warren, a process technician at the fiber optic cable manufacturer AFL Global, can see the future. She’s responsible for buying and maintaining the manufacturing parts and equipment her company uses, and she knows that automation is fundamentally changing her industry — and potentially, her job. But she isn’t worried.  

Qualcomm's Angela Baker: How to Ensure Equal Access to 5G Technology

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Qualcomm's Head of Corporate Responsibility Angela Baker explains how 5G is being made available to underserved communities.

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Atonix Digital, McEnery Automation Team Up to Broaden Reach of APM Software

Strategic partnership centers on reselling Atonix Digital Asset Performance Management (APM) software to asset-intensive industries
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OVERLAND PARK, Kan., December 2, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Atonix Digital has partnered with St. Louis-based McEnery Automation to resell Atonix Digital’s line of asset performance management (APM) products and solutions powered by the ASSET360® analytics platform.

Ensuring a Positive Charging Experience on the Way to an All-Electric Future

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Pursuing an all-electric future is a key component in General Motors’ vision of a world with zero crashes, zero emissions and zero congestion.

As part of this pursuit, Alex Keros, Lead Architect of EV Infrastructure, and his team are focused on ensuring a positive EV charging experience for customers. Alex’s passion for on-demand mobility, sharing and electrification shines through as he works with GM to eliminate barriers to EV ownership.

ITA and RMI Demonstrate Assurance Leadership in Tin Due Diligence

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HERTFORDSHIRE, United Kingdom and ALEXANDRIA, Va., November 13, 2019 /3BL Media/– The International Tin Association (ITA) and the Responsible Minerals Initiative (RMI), an Initiative of the Responsible Business Alliance, have jointly developed and published new “Assessment Criteria for Tin Smelting Companies,” which clarify a common upstream and downstream view of due diligence requirements for the tin supply chain. 

For Patients, For the Planet — With 3D Printing, One Orthotics Company is Really Stepping Up

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Christopher enters a shady patio outside the doctor’s office. The 8-year-old is sporting his school uniform – red top, blue shorts – and a face full of focus. Time for a test walk.

Nearby, his mom and a doctor watch him slowly move forward. They like what they see. His right foot and ankle are wrapped in a new, lightweight brace made just for him four days earlier on an HP 3D printer. They peer particularly hard at Christopher’s right side – weakened by a stroke months before his birth.

His steps turn into a confident stroll. “That’s good!” his mom says.

Building Trust Into AI

AI Fairness 360 is a comprehensive open source toolkit to help researchers and developers detect, understand, and mitigate unwanted algorithmic bias in data sets and machine learning models throughout the AI application lifecycle.
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Artificial intelligence and machine learning are becoming foundational technologies used to inform decisions that make a big difference in the world. As a result, addressing issues of bias and fairness in these systems and applications is essential. “AI is now being used in many different consequential applications, from natural language interaction to flagging compliance challenges.

How a Research-Driven Approach to Drones Can Help Us Save Lives

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This post was written by guest blogger Gemma Alcock. Gemma is an award-winning innovator and respected thought-leader in the use of drones for emergency response and public safety. Gemma was recently selected in a prestigious competition as the woman making the most difference in drones for search and rescue (SAR) around the world, receiving the title of the ‘Woman to Watch in UAS 2018.’ She is truly committed to and passionate about creating a future in which drones will routinely be a tool for saving lives

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