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Arrow Electronics SAM Car Technology Featured at 2017 No Barriers Summit

Press Release

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.” 

3 Military Technologies Benefiting People Every Day

Technology transferring from military to civilian use is nothing new. Discover how the convergence of these two worlds is benefiting everyday people.

Duct tape was invented to protect ammunition cases from water during World War II. The internet grew out of a military research project. Navigation devices, such as Google Maps, rely on satellites created to guide fighter jets, warships and military forces.

Technology transferring from military to civilian use is nothing new. Even the Roman Empire road system was developed to reduce soldier travel time, but all Romans used it to swiftly move information and goods across the Empire.

Arrow Electronics Sponsors Student-led Formula-E Electric Race Car Projects in Norway, Germany


In Europe, Arrow is working with universities that are participating in Formula Student, a global automotive engineering competition. Some 3,500 students across Europe participate in the program each year, producing more than 100 custom vehicles. Arrow sponsors the Formula-E Race Car Projects in Norway and Germany.

Unreasonable Impact | Bringing Space and its Data Within Reach for People Everywhere, Every Day

by Brittany Lane

Axelspace is making access to space – and its data – an everyday reality with smaller, more flexible satellites. Until now, high-resolution satellite imagery has been an expensive and low-frequency service, often left to national governments. But now, with the increasingly low costs of microsatellite technology, it’s possible to provide high-frequency coverage of the entire Earth to private companies or research institutions.

Avnet Helps Guide Makers’ Technology Ideas to Production at Maker Faire

Avnet to preview new initiative announced with Kickstarter and Dragon, plus showcase its communities and tools available to support makers in the technology product lifecycle
Press Release

Avnet (NYSE: AVT), a leading global technology distributor, today announced its activities as a presenting sponsor at Maker Faire Bay Area beginning tomorrow at the San Mateo County Event Center.

Unreasonable Impact | Reforesting a Future with Drones: Q&A with BioCarbon Engineering

by Aubrey Sanders

Forests cover over thirty percent of the planet’s land surface, provide sustenance and medicine for 1.6 billion people, cool and infuse our air with oxygen and moisture, and shelter 80 percent of the world’s biodiversity. Yet every year, 15 billion trees are destroyed by subsistence farming practices, commercial logging, development, and a host of natural stressors.

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…

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


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.

Law Enforcement Pioneer Use of Lockheed Martin Indago Unmanned Aerial System with Project Lifesaver International

Indago quadrotor UAS helps first responders locate at-risk missing individuals
Press Release

VINEYARD, Utah, May 10, 2017 /3BL Media/ -- Sheriff's agencies are poised to use the Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) Indago quadrotor small unmanned aerial system (UAS) to perform search and rescue operations as part of the Project Lifesaver International (PLI) program that supports clients with autism, Down syndrome and dementia.

Arrow SAM Car | Always Forward

Sam Schmidt to Take on Mario Andretti at Indianapolis Motor Speedway
Multimedia with summary

As originally published on Schmidt Peterson Motorsports online |

Former INDYCAR drivers Sam Schmidt and Mario Andretti announced they will go head to head in a race next month at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The Schmidt Peterson Motorsports co-owner and Indianapolis 500 legend will race semi-autonomous cars on the circuit’s 2.439-mile permanent road course on May 13 ahead of the INDYCAR Grand Prix.


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