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Dr. Reza Malehmir Wins 2020 Technical Achievement Award for AI and Asset Extraction

Using artificial intelligence to transform a data collection challenge into a competitive, flexible, and low-cost solution
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Dr. Reza Malehmir used artificial intelligence (AI) to fully automate data processing for a large provincial highway asset classification project, resulting in significant cost and time savings.

Cummins Helps Hydrogen-powered Aircraft Take Flight

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One of the world’s first hydrogen-powered aircraft, using global power leader Cummins’ fuel cell technology, was unveiled at the Stuttgart Airport late last year in Germany. Called the DLR-HY4, the four-seat airplane has successfully completed 30 2-hour test flights.

Technology in the Field: Drones Revolutionize Farmer's Lives

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Can you imagine spending eight hours a day navigating muddy paddy fields in hot and humid environments, carrying heavy solution in a backpack sprayer to protect one hectare of rice? This is the hard reality of the average rice farmer in Asia.

T-Mobile Hometown Spotlight: The Brownwood, Texas Retail Team

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T-Mobile recently announced T-Mobile Hometown, with new services and investments meant to create thousands of jobs, bring billions in new investments and much needed internet connectivity — including 5G — to rural communities.

Driving Packaging Sustainability From the Start

Fabien Thibault, global manager, product and packaging sustainability at MilliporeSigma
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Across industries, sustainability is becoming an increasing expectation. From reducing emissions to increasing recycling, both businesses and consumers are looking for ways in which they can reduce their environmental impact. But when it comes to products and packaging in the life science industry, developing sustainable solutions while meeting transit and safety regulation requirements is an ongoing challenge.

Now, imagine the complexity of executing this process for more than 300,000 products and 2.5 million SKUs along with associated packaging.

3D Design Opens Window on Cities of the Future

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Building design used to be a dreary, tedious process. Bespectacled architects and earnest planners would troop into an office, unfolding sheet after sheet of lifeless, black and white technical drawings along with measurements only a mathematician could fathom.

Then, suddenly, something happened that brought the images to life and made the buildings, the streets, and the very cityscapes of tomorrow leap off the page in glorious 3D technicolour. It was like opening a window into the future.

Flying High: Driving Transformation with Autonomous Drones at Koch Fertilizer

For employees and the facility at-large, an experiment with Koch Disruptive Technologies portfolio company Percepto is transforming mundane routine tasks into cutting edge tech
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 A team of entrepreneurial tech enthusiasts have helped launch an initiative that is elevating inspection and safety programs at Koch Fertilizer’s largest production facility.

The six-employee team in Enid, Oklahoma, began operating autonomous drones over the 500-plus-acre facility in February (one of the largest fertilizer production plants in North America). The program is designed to alleviate monotonous, difficult and sometimes dangerous — but required — tasks by automating them, says Mike Kleis, vice president of operations and plant manager.

Sustainable Innovation Starts at Home: The Singapore Story

by Jai Thampi
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Sir Isaac Newton was at his best when he was working from home. The legend goes that when the polymath stayed at home to avoid the plague of 1665, he discovered the laws of gravity, optics, and invented calculus.

IVECO Signs Memorandum of Understanding With Plus to Develop Autonomous Trucks

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LONDON, April 13, 2021 /3BL Media/ - IVECO, a brand of CNH Industrial N.V. (NYSE: CNHI / MI: CNHI) and a pioneer in the commercialization and manufacturing of vehicles powered by alternative fuels, announced today that it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Plus, a leading global autonomous trucking company, to jointly develop autonomous trucks.

Smarter Technology Is Turning Deadly Venom Into Potential Medicine

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Dr. Zoltan Takacs uses a ThinkPad to analyze some of the world's deadliest toxins and turn them into medicine leads.

Most people avoid venomous creatures. Dr. Zoltan Takacs has spent his life chasing them.

The renowned scientist and explorer seeks out the venoms of some of the world’s deadliest creatures — snakes, spiders, scorpions and more — with the hope that their lethal toxins will provide a template for designing new medicines. The basic logic behind his method: What can kill you just might save your life.

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